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

Mar 18, 2016, 10:42 ET from Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.

Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and the distinguished House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence charged with the oversight of our national security. She is the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on the Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture, a key subcommittee on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.


SOURCE Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell