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Civil Rights Museum Offers Free Admission Thursday

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Schoolchildren sing 'Happy Birthday' to former South African President Nelson Mandela at Phefeni High School, opposite Mandela's former home in Soweto Township on July 18, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The South African presidency has said that Mandela's health is 'steadily improving', as the anti-apartheid icon spends his 95th birthday in hospital. Children in schools across the country have started off Mandela Day by singing 'Happy Birthday' to him. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Schoolchildren sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to former South African President Nelson Mandela at Phefeni High School, opposite Mandela’s former home in Soweto Township on July 18, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The South African presidency has said that Mandela’s health is ‘steadily improving’, as the anti-apartheid icon spends his 95th birthday in hospital. Children in schools across the country have started off Mandela Day by singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to him. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Civil Rights Memorial Center is offering a day of free admission in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday.

Center officials said admission will be free Thursday on Mandela’s birthday. Mandela has been hospitalized recently with a recurring lung infection.

Activities at the center Thursday will include a screening of the documentary “Nelson Mandela: Journey to Freedom.”

The film will be followed by a presentation by Georgette Norman, director of the Rosa Parks Library and Museum, concerning Mandela.

The Civil Rights Memorial Center is located at 400 Washington Ave. in downtown Montgomery.

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