Thursday's grand opening of the Selma Interpretive Center's second
and third-floor exhibits included the hospitality of exhibit designers
John Wood and Linda Byers.
As employees of the National Park Service's regional office in Atlanta,
the pair designed, built and installed the new exhibits
depicting the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March
and the Courageous Eight activists.
"We wanted to recognize not only the Courageous Eight
but other individuals as well," Byers said.
Woods built the background for the second-floor exhibit (shown in photo),
and Byers designed the Courageous Eight banners that hang
in the third-floor meeting room.