MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The public gets its first look at a lynching memorial and museum in Montgomery, Alabama. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is opening Thursday, dedicated to 4,400 individuals who lost their lives in lynchings and other racial killings. A new museum also is opening, called The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A civil rights attorney is accusing police in a south Alabama city of mistreating a black woman who was arrested in a Waffle House restaurant. Attorney Benjamin Crump held a news conference criticizing both the Georgia-based food chain and police in Saraland, near Mobile. Police say Chikesia Clemons was drunk and disorderly when they arrested her early Sunday inside the restaurant. Crump denies Clemons was aggressive. He says Clemons' treatment fits a pattern of black people being mistreated.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A string of crashes involving Amtrak trains is rekindling memories for survivors of the passenger service's deadliest accident ever. A Los Angeles-to-Miami train tumbled off a bridge into a south Alabama bayou in 1993, killing 47 people and injuring more than 100 others. Andrea Chancey was an 11-year-old girl at the time and lost both of her parents in the disaster. Now 36, she tells The Associated Press she relives the experience every time Amtrak has another accident.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A lawyer for the estate of Harper Lee is trying to halt a lawsuit filed by a producer who plans to stage a Broadway production of the writer's classic "To Kill a Mockingbird." Court records show Lee attorney Tonja Carter asked a federal court in Alabama to block a federal lawsuit filed last week in New York by producer Scott Rudin's company. The two are fighting over the script for a "Mockingbird" production set to open in New York in December.
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