|Montgomery, Alabama: Home of The Civil Rights Movement|
MONTGOMERY, ALA. – The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Convention &
Visitor Bureau, in partnership with Alabama Power, the City of
Montgomery, Montgomery County, and the Alabama Bureau of Tourism &
Travel produced a new Civil Rights Audio Tour, available through the
Montgomery Visitor Center.
tour of Montgomery’s Civil Rights sites, was created by Alabama Public
Television. The audio program includes 21 tracks with information about
the places and people who were instrumental in the Civil Rights
movement, featuring their voices and unique stories, and enhanced by
sound effects that help transport the listener to the place and time.
Some individuals who leant their voices to the production include Fred
Gray, Morris Dees, Virginia Durr, Bob Ingram, and E.D. Nixon, Jr.
others provide more information about individuals, or locations that
are no longer accessible. There is just over one hour of audio
information. A printed map accompanies the audio tour, listing program
track information and pointing out the location of Civil Rights sites
to be visited.
the Montgomery Visitor Center information desk. The rental fee varies
depending on a variety of packages available, which may include tickets
to Civil Rights sites such as the Rosa Parks Library & Museum and
Children’s Annex, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church and the
Parsonage Museum, and the Civil Rights Memorial Museum. Rental fees
average around $15-20 for adults, and $12-15 for children, depending on
package selected. A $50 security deposit is required, refundable when
the MP3 player is returned to the Visitor Center. The program also is
available on CD for use as a driving tour.
historic Union Station and is open daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and on
Sundays from 12-4 p.m. Call the Visitor Center at 334-262-0013 or