Lee Sentell, U.S. Civil Rights Trail

Monday, April 23 at Noon (Sturgis Hall)

Lee Sentell has served as director of the Alabama Tourism Department since January 2003. He led the development of the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which promotes civil rights tourism through more than 130 sites across 14 states from Kansas to Delaware.

Launched during the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, the trail is part of an interactive website focusing on specific locations that explain and honor the Civil Rights Movement, including Little Rock’s Central High School.

Some sites are well known. Others, like schools in Topeka that were part of the Brown vs. Board of Education case that resulted in the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawing segregated schools, are less known.

Sentell’s tourism career has spanned more than 30 years. After serving as city editor of The Decatur Daily, he became the first director of the Decatur Tourism Bureau. He was director of marketing at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville during the first decade of Space Camp and was director of tourism at the Huntsville Convention & Visitors Bureau when appointed to the position in Montgomery.

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/23/2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location
Sturgis Hall