CIVIL RIGHTS TASK FORCE BUILDING UPON TUSCALOOSA’S HISTORY

By WVUA 23 Student Reporter Madison MacLean

Tuscaloosa’s civil rights history is a story a new task force was built to tell.

The Civil Rights Task Force plans on creating a trail around Tuscaloosa highlighting the locations of important civil rights events.

Potential stops include the famed “schoolhouse door” on the University of Alabama campus, a slave cemetery, and First African Baptist Church.

Task force organizers hope the trail will not only serve as a tourist attraction, but will acknowledge pieces of Tuscaloosa’s seldom-discussed past.

Task force organizers said they’re hoping the trail will be complete in the next two years.

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