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Mayor Bell joins Congresswoman Terri Sewell to Introduce Bill for National Park Designation in Birmingham

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Congresswoman Terri Sewell introduces Bill to Designate  Birmingham, Alabama’s Historic Civil Rights District as a National Park


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Terri Sewell, will be joined with Birmingham Mayor William Bell for a press conference to announce the introduction of legislation to designate Birmingham, Alabama’s historic district as a National Park. The historic Birmingham District holds the many stories of the journey from what was regarded as one of the most segregated cities in the South to what Birmingham is today. The District includes the 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelley Ingram Park, A.G. Gaston Motel and other historic landmarks. The press conference will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 10:30am at The National Press Club.

What: Introduction of Bill to House of Representatives to designate Birmingham, Alabama’s Historic Civil Rights District as a National Park. 

Who:  The Honorable Terri Sewell (D-AL)

            Mayor William Bell of Birmingham, AL

Tom Cassidy, Vice President of Government Relations & Policy, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Theresa Pierno, President and Chief Executive Officer, National

Parks Conservation Association

 When: Tuesday, March 22, 2016

             10:30am EST

 Where:  The National Press Club, Washington, D.C.