American Village Dedicates Alabama Power Voting Experience
What: The American Village's newest exhibit, the Alabama Power Voting Experience, opens April 1 and will be dedicated that day. The Alabama Power Voting Experience traces the history of the right to vote, from the bridge in Lexington during the American Revolution to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma during America's civil rights movement. The interactive, participatory experience explores how the words, "We the People," have come to include all Americans as the barriers to the right to vote have fallen throughout our history. The exhibit also examines current day barriers to voting such as apathy, indifference and cynicism. Alabama Power is sponsoring the Voting Experience to help educate young people about the fundamental right and responsibility to vote and preserve democracy. When: Monday, April 1, 1:00 p.m. Where: The American Village, Colonial Courthouse Facts: The American Village is a nationally prioneering civic education center and historical park that serves as a model for the nation for building better citizens by engaging, educating and inspiring students in the critical academic areas of American history, civics, government and economics. The goal is to help prepare a new generation of citizens to be caretakers, custodians and stewards of what George Washington called "the sacred fire of liberty."
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