Tomorrow, beginning at 9 am, the Alabama Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a public meeting on the “Civil Rights Implications of Eminent Domain Policies and Practices in Alabama.” The meeting will be held at the historic 16th Street Baptist Church. Alabama professor, Dr. David Beito is the chair of the Committee and has written an excellent piece on this issue–available here. I’m planning to attend for most of the meeting, but may have cut out a little early. My good friend and fellow freedom-fighter, Jason Talley, who is in town for a couple of days, will be there as well.
Article link via Jesse Walker.
Update: Jason Talley has left the city. He’s headed back to DC on a northbound train. Sadly, due to his schedule and the fact that we’ve been brainstorming for an upcoming project (more on that later), we did not make it to the meeting above today. I hope that it was recorded and will be available online. If you made it today, please leave your impressions in the comments section.
More: IJ has more.