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  • AN Act of courage in Montgomery Sparked a National Movement... Montgomery is home to Mrs. Rosa McCauley Parks. Rosa Parks became a Civil Rights pioneer in Montgomery by courageously taking a stand and not giving up her seat which sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum and Library is a tribute to that memorable movement.
  • Paddles Up!…the Montgomery Dragon Boat Festival was the first in Alabama and is now the largest Dragon Boat Festival east of the Mississippi and one of the largest attended festivals in the River Region.

Media Joint Info Center for 50th March in Montgomery Open March 23-25

Monday, March 23, 2015

NEWS RELEASE                                 For Immediate Release: March 23, 2015

MEDIA CONTACT:
Meg Lewis                                                                        
Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce
Convention & Visitor Bureau                                                                                                 
334-261-1104                                                                                                                                     
mlewis@montgomerychamber.com

LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL AGENCIES PARTNER TO PROVIDE MEDIA SUPPORT FOR
50TH ANNIVERSARY CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS
IN MONTGOMERY MARCH 23 – 25

MONTGOMERY – Eight local, state, and federal agencies are in place in Montgomery, Alabama operating a Joint Information Center to support media access to these partners' public affairs officers during the culminating events of the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery.  This center will provide media access to wireless internet, printer, and agency representatives.

Montgomery Joint Information Center Sponsored by Charter Spectrum
Montgomery Visitor Center
300 Water St., Montgomery, AL 36101
Phone numbers:
(334) 676-2183
(334) 676-3432
(334) 676-3414 voicemail only
Email: mgmmediajic@gmail.com
Open March 23-25, 2015   8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Available at the Joint Information Centers:
• Public information officers from local, state, and federal agencies participating in the 50th Anniversary celebration
• Workspace for media representatives to post stories
• Note – Credentials issued by news outlets will permit access to the JIC. Any media who applied for credentials through the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency can pick those up at the JIC as well.

Interagency team representatives are from:
·       Alabama Department of TourismNational Park Service – Selma to Montgomery Historic Trail

·       Alabama State University

·       Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitor Bureau

·       City of Montgomery – multiple divisions

·       Alabama Department of Transportation


The Dream Marches on website has information on other events and organizations offering events and activities related to commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights events in this area. www.dreammarcheson.com

Joint Information Contact List:
Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitor Bureau
Dawn Hathcock, Vice President 334-261-1108
334-391-2456
www.visitingmontgomery.com
dhathcock@montgomerychamber.com

Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitor Bureau
Meg Lewis, Director of Tourism & Special Projects 334-261-1104
334-312-2007
www.visitingmontgomery.com
mlewis@montgomerychamber.com

City of Montgomery
Michael Briddell – Director Public Affairs  334-625-2005
334-850-2005 cell
mbriddell@montgomeryal.gov

City of Montgomery
Griffith Waller PIO 334-625-2726
334-235-0871 cell
gwaller@montgomeryal.gov

Montgomery Police Department
Sgt. Denise Barnes, PIO
334-850-2580
dbarnes@montgomeryal.gov

Montgomery Public Safety
Martha Earnhardt PIO 334-625-4446
334-354-6223 cell
mearnhardt@montgomeryal.gov

Alabama DOT - Tony W. Harris
Media & Community Relations 334- 242– 6552
334- 850- 3550 cell
harrist@dot.state.al.us

Alabama Tourism Department
Brian Jones – Public Relations Director 334-242-4665
334-201-4523 cell
Brian.jones@tourism.alabama.gov

Alabama State University
Ken Mullinax, Director, Media Relations  334-229-4104
334-451-5126 cell
kmullinax@alasu.edu

NPS – Selma to Montgomery NHT
Patricia Butts  334-421-2553
Patricia_butts@nps.gov

NPS – Eastern Incident Management Team
Linda Friar, Public Information/Media Lead 305-242-7714
786-385-0067
Linda_friar@nps.gov


About Montgomery, “A Cool Capital City on the Move”
Centrally located along the Alabama River in the heart of the Southeast, Montgomery is steeped in the history of world-changing events and is in the midst of another change – a complete reemergence. From a revitalized downtown to an array of new museums, restaurants, attractions and accommodations, the riverfront capital city is quickly becoming one of the newest must-see travel destinations in the South. Learn more about all that Montgomery has to offer atwww.visitingmontgomery.com.
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