This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights movement. At Alagasco, we wanted to honor the men and women who fought for and carried out the pivotal change of the Civil Rights Movement as well as show our support of the men and women of today and the future who continue to make change in Alabama.
Yesterday, Alagasco unveiled the Lighting of the Way, a trail of natural gas lights that will shine for not only our past, but our future. Alagasco President and Chief Operating Officer Dudley Reynolds was joined by Birmingham Mayor William Bell at Railroad Park in Birmingham to announce the year-long Lighting of the Way dedication.
“For 160 years, Alagasco has been part of Alabama’s growth and progress. And today, we are excited to unveil a project that represents the bright future ahead for all of us,” said Reynolds at the dedication ceremony.
Mayor William Bell added, “We want the next generation to see that the future is so bright for them.”
As part of a larger statewide tribute to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, Alagasco will dedicate five gaslights throughout the state. The flames within these gaslights will serve to highlight our state’s history, and they will illuminate our hopes for tomorrow.
In the months ahead, Alagasco will be unveiling the first light in Birmingham at the new Regions Field, followed by Anniston, Montgomery, Selma and Tuscaloosa, with each community commemorating a pivotal event of civil rights history.