Partners to Meet in Montgomery Regarding Preservation & Revitalization for Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights Trail

This unique moment will be centered upon the unprecedented partnership between historic Alabama Black Belt communities and private sector preservation leaders


MONTGOMERY – Mayor Steven L. Reed will host Selma Mayor James Perkins, Marion Mayor Dexter Hinton and White Hall Mayor Delmartre Bethel for a stakeholders meeting and panel held in partnership with The Conservation Fund on Saturday, August 13 at 11 a.m. at Montgomery City Hall (103 N. Perry Street). The meeting will cover preservation priorities and revitalization efforts along the Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights Trail, in particular as the 60th Anniversary of the historic march approaches in 2025.

WHAT: Selma-to-Montgomery Preservation & Revitalization Meeting.

WHO: Mayors Reed, Perkins, Hinton and Delmartre Bethel; The Conservation Fund; federal partners; and stakeholders from historic Civil Rights sites.

WHEN: August 13 at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Montgomery City Hall, 103 N. Perry Street in Montgomery, AL.

The meeting will bring together federal officials, local leaders and representatives from historic Civil Rights sites in the Black Belt region as the partners discuss strategies to protect Alabama’s tangible Civil Rights heritage. Additionally, representatives from The Conservation Fund will share information on an exciting new agreement executed with the City of Montgomery to help launch revitalization and historic preservation efforts along the historic corridor.

The Conservation Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Arlington, Virginia. Working with public, private and nonprofit partners, the Fund seeks to protect America’s legacy of land and water resources through land acquisition, sustainable community and economic development, and leadership training, emphasizing the integration of economic and environmental goals.

Following the meeting, participants will hold a media briefing to answer any questions and provide additional information to reporters. This session will tentatively begin at noon on Saturday.

Media Contact: Griffith Waller (334) 235-0871