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Sonnie Hereford - Civil Rights

Rocket City Civil Rights Driving Tour

Accessible via smartphone app, the Rocket City Civil Rights Driving Tour highlights areas of significance to the civil rights era in Huntsville. See sites like the Fifth Avenue School, the first public school in the state of Alabama to integrate, Oakwood University, where Dr. Martin Luther King spoke during his visit to Huntsville in 1962, and other points of interest rich in cultural heritage. The tour was created in partnership by the Alabama Humanities Foundation and the Historic Huntsville Foundation, with a mission to capture, document, and share oral histories of the successful, non-violent civil rights movement in Huntsville, Alabama.

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A New Moon Rises: Views from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera
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As the 50th anniversary of man’s first step on the moon nears, get ready to...

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Alabama's Bicentennial Summer
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The newly re-opened Constitution Hall Park will celebrate 200 years of...

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Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration Moon Landing Reenactments
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Experience a live reenactment of the lunar landing daily at 2 p.m in the...

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Apollo: When We Went to the Moon
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To celebrate the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary, this exhibit will highlight...

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ARMED FORCES CELEBRATION WEEK
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Area attractions honor members of the U.S. military by offering FREE...

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