MONTGOMERY – Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum on the Montgomery Campus will be among the locations featured on C-SPAN this weekend as a part of the networks annual Cities Tour.
Hosted by its cable partners, Charter Communication, C-SPAN's Cities Tour crews visited numerous Montgomery locations in February, focusing on the city's history and literary culture and conducting several interviews.
The weekend programming will kick off on Friday when an interview with Montgomery Todd Strange air on C-SPAN's Washington Journal between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. C-SPAN is available in Montgomery on Charter channel 98, and will be followed by literary features on Saturday on C-SPAN2 and historical features on Sunday on C-SPAN3.
The visit to the Rosa Parks Museum, featuring interviews with the museum's Director Dr. Felicia Bell and a tour with museum guide Rickey Brown, will be among the features to appear on American History TV, beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, on C-SPAN3, Charter channel 99. Also included in the historical features on Sunday are: the Gov. George Wallace Collection and the Alabama Voices Exhibit at the Alabama Department of Archives and History, the First White House of the Confederacy, the Freedom Rides Museum in the historic Greyhound Bus Station, the Alabama State Capitol Building and a segment on the history of Montgomery.
"The museum celebrates the legacy of Mrs. Parks and the many people who courageously brought about change through the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which helped to transform our city, our state, our nation and our world," Dr. Bell said. "We are pleased to be a part of C-SPAN's Cities Tour programming, and look forward to seeing the city of Montgomery and its history and culture featured on national television."
Saturday's Book TV programming will begin at 11 a.m. on C-SPAN 2, Charter channel 85, including interviews with area authors Steve Flowers, Richard Bailey, Fred Gray, Jeffery Benton and Nimrod Frazer.
C-SPAN will have a special Montgomery city web page at www.c-span.org/citiestour where each Montgomery segment will be available after it airs. All video segments will also be available indefinitely on the C-SPAN Video Library at www.c-span.org.