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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.

National Media Takes Note of Montgomery as a Must See Travel Destination

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala., January 24, 2018 – The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitor Bureau is pleased to highlight recent press and accolades featuring the capital city. From feature stories in national publications to profiles in important travel industry outlets, Montgomery has seen an increased interest from the media in recent months. This is the result of targeted public relations efforts that began in July 2017. Inclusion in the New York Times’s “52 Places to Go in 2018” feature is the latest highlight in a series of positive stories about the destination. See below for a list of recent media:

Media Contacts:
Meg Lewis                                                                             Michael Hicks/Christopher Nelson
Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce                           Lou Hammond Group
334-261-1100                                                                        561-655-3836/843-647-7389                            


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 at
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