Travel Lynching memorial may be game-changer for Montgomery tourism

19:57  16 may  2018
19:57  16 may  2018 Source:   ap.org

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– Hundreds of people lined up in the rain to get a first look at a lynching memorial and museum that opened Thursday in Montgomery , Alabama. Raptors president Masai Ujiri fined ,000 for berating officials in Game 3 May 06, 2018, 5:29 PM Hundreds attend visitation for Toronto van attack victim

Pausing at a historical plaque while visiting Montgomery 's civil rights sites, North Carolina tourist Nancy Lange hesitated at the thought of a lynching memorial . "That is tough. I can't even think beyond that word," said Lange, 58, a white woman.

This April 26, 2018 photo shows visitors looking at markers bearing the names of lynching victims at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala. The memorial includes some 800 markers, one for each county in the U.S. where lynchings took place, documenting the killings of more than 4,400 individuals between 1877 and 1950. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz) © The Associated Press This April 26, 2018 photo shows visitors looking at markers bearing the names of lynching victims at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala. The memorial includes some 800 markers, one for each county in the U.S. where lynchings took place, documenting the killings of more than 4,400 individuals between 1877 and 1950. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The lynching memorial that just opened in Montgomery, Alabama, may be a game-changer for tourism in this Southern city.

Its opening at the end of April attracted thousands of visitors and the mayor is upping visitor forecasts by 100,000 for the next year.

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Tears and expressions of grief met the opening of the nation’s first memorial to the victims of lynching Apr 26 in Alabama. Hundreds lined up in the rain to get a first look at the memorial and museum in Montgomery . 11:53 p.m. Sat, May 12th.

A new museum called the Legacy Museum explores slavery, segregation and policies in recent decades that have resulted in mass incarceration.

And of course Montgomery is home to many important sites in civil rights history, including the parsonage where a young minister named Martin Luther King Jr. became the leader of a movement after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to yield her seat to a white passenger on a city bus. There's also a Rosa Parks Museum and a museum about the Freedom Rides.

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