Historical marker drive

Tuesday marked the 50th anniversary of the murder of civil rights activist William L. Moore in Etowah County. On April 23rd, 1963, Moore was shot twice in the head along U.S. 11 outside Reece City. He was on a protest walk to hand-deliver a letter to Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett, calling for an end to segregation. Gadsden City Councilman Robert Avery announced Tuesday that he is involved in a drive to erect an historical marker at the spot where Moore was killed. He says the project will cost about 17-hundred dollars. To help out, you can contact Avery at Gadsden City Hall.