By WVUA 23 Web Writer Kaelyn Fillingim

The Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Task Force is hosting a History Collection Day on March 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are two collection sites, the Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy on 2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library at the University of Alabama.

The Task Force requests that residents of Tuscaloosa visit one of the collection sites to share information about Tuscaloosa’s civil rights history. This information could include names of individuals who have personal memories, descriptions of places where events occurred, any memorabilia as well as other items that help build the historical record of civil rights in Tuscaloosa.

Volunteers will be available to record personal stories of individuals and to follow up on sources that are identified. Any materials shared will be scanned on site and original copies will be returned to the owner.

“By documenting the events of our past, we can move toward reconciliation and healing,” said the Civil Rights Task Force. “A Civil Rights Trail will also benefit the Tuscaloosa community economically by drawing visitors who come seeking to learn and know more about our city’s history.”

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