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Hyles Files: Invisible Exercise

Apr 30, 2018
New Horizons In-Home Care

Equal Justice Initiative

   It is finally here, the grand opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice along with the Legacy Museum. Years in the making, the project is the brainstorm of Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the legal advocacy group Equal Justice Initiative. A six acre site on Caroline Street is home to 800 rectangular steel slabs, some on the ground, but most suspended from the roof of the monument. Each one representing a county where lynchings occurred, inscribed with the names of the victims.

Equal Justice Initiative

   A press conference is set for this afternoon by the Equal Justice Initiative to talk about the opening of its National Memorial for Peace and Justice later this week. The legal advocacy group in Montgomery says the combined museum and memorial will be the nation's first site to document racial inequality in America from slavery through Jim Crow to the issues of today. The site includes a memorial to the victims of 4,400 "terror lynchings" of black people in 800 U.S. counties from 1877 through 1950.

New state schools superintendent to be chosen today

Apr 20, 2018

   A new State Schools Superintendent is expected to be chosen today by the Alabama Board of Education.  The panel narrowed the list to four finalists last week. Those four individuals are to be interviewed during the day, after which the board will confer and choose the state’s next schools chief. The finalists are Jefferson County Superintendent Craig Pouncey, Hoover City Schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, Superintendent Association of Alabama Executive Director Eric Mackey and former Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott.

Two men shot to death in Montgomery Saturday night

Apr 16, 2018
teenvogue.com

   Montgomery police are investigating a double homicide that occurred over the weekend. According to a statement, police were called to the 28-hundred block of Fairwest Street late Saturday night where they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. The two men were taken to a local hospital where they later died. Investigators say both men, ages 23 and 30, were from Montgomery. Their names have not been released and no arrests have been made. Police say the investigation into what led to the shooting is ongoing.

Kress on Dexter preserves stone markers

Apr 13, 2018
Exploring Montgomery

   Two stone markers have been preserved inside the renovated Kress building as a reminder of the city’s segregated past. A ceremony for the opening of Kress on Dexter today unveiled the markers, leftover from the original structure – built in 1929. Inscribed with the words “colored” and “white,” the markers instructed use of Kress water fountains. Co-owner of the building Sarah Buller says the decision was made early in the development to keep and preserve the markers.

Hyles Files - The Flight

Apr 11, 2018
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Roy Moore is countersuing his accuser

Apr 11, 2018
Breitbart

     Former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has countersued a woman who accused him of sexually touching her when she was 14 and he was 32. Attorneys for Moore filed the defamation counterclaim Monday against Leigh Corfman. She is among several women who say Moore romantically or sexually pursued them decades ago when they were in their teens and he was in his 30s. Moore's attorneys deny Corfman's accusations as "libelous and ... of such magnitude as to amount to defamation of Mr. Moore"

   A pair of accidents claimed lives in Central Alabama over the weekend. State Troopers report that a driver fleeing from Prattville police was killed when his vehicle left the roadway and overturned. It happened Friday night on Autauga County Road 82, about three miles north of Prattville. The man reportedly was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car. An infant passenger was also ejected from the vehicle. The child was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The driver, identified as 50 year old Ambrose Wood of Columbiana, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Civil rights leader Frederick D. Reese dies

Apr 6, 2018
Kokomo Herald

   An early leader in the civil rights movement has died. Frederick D. Reese, a member of the “Courageous Eight” and the man who invited Martin Luther King Jr. to work in Selma, passed away yesterday at the age of 88. Family members have confirmed the news.

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