Lowndes County Interpretive CenterSunday, August 23, 2009
The Lowndes County Interpretive Center is run by the National Park Service and I've heard really good things about it for a while now (it's still pretty new - I think it's been open three years now) so on our last trip from Montgomery to Selma, we went in.
This last pic is of James Perkins, Jr. campaign memorabilia - he became the first black mayor of Selma in 2000 after Joseph Smitherman had been in office for 37 years. That year, Av and I went to first-day Rosh Hashanah services at Mishkan Israel in Selma, and just as services were about to start, we heard a band playing music and coming down the street. It was a parade to celebrate Mayor Perkins being elected! We all got up out of the pews - in our High Holiday finest - and went out on the front steps of the synagogue to watch the parade. We thought it was great!