Southern US Cities Preserve Civil Rights Heritage to Boost Tourismi
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Chris Simkins
February 27, 2015 10:24 PM
There has been a surge of interest in the American civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s, thanks in part to the Hollywood motion picture "Selma." Five decades later, communities in the South are embracing the dark chapters of their past with hopes of luring tourism dollars. VOA's Chris Simkins reports.

Southern US Cities Preserve Civil Rights Heritage to Boost Tourism

Chris Simkins

Published February 27, 2015

There has been a surge of interest in the American civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s, thanks in part to the Hollywood motion picture "Selma." Five decades later, communities in the South are embracing the dark chapters of their past with hopes of luring tourism dollars. VOA's Chris Simkins reports.


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