Lynching memorial may be game-changer for Montgomery tourism

This April 26, 2018 photo shows visitors looking at markers bearing the names of lynching victims at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Mo

This April 27, 2018 photo shows a sign on a street in Montgomery, Ala., marking the site where Rosa Parks was arrested in 1955 after refusing to give

This April 28, 2018 photo shows visitors looking at markers bearing the names of lynching victims at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Mo

This April 28, 2018 photo shows Michelle Browder standing in front of the Court Square Fountain in Montgomery, Ala., as she leads a tour. Her company,

This April 28, 2018 photo shows a marker at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala., showcasing some of the U.S. states outsid

This April 23, 2018, file photo, shows a display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala., a new memorial to honor thousands

In this April 27, 2018 photo, a tour group gathers in Montgomery, Ala., on the street where Martin Luther King, Jr. lived from 1954-1960 while serving

This April 28, 2018 photo shows the Freedom Rides Museum in Montgomery, Ala. On the site in 1961, a white mob attacked a group of black and white stud

This April 28, 2018 photo shows a poem by Toni Morrison inscribed on a wall at the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala. The

This April 28, 2018 photo shows the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery, Ala. Zelda was a Montgomery native and the couple met in 1918

This April 28, 2018 photo shows the elaborate gravesite of Hank Williams, the legendary country singer, at the Oakwood Annex Cemetery in Montgomery, A

This April 27, 2018 photo shows a plate of catfish, potato salad and okra served at the Farmers Market Cafe in Montgomery, Ala. The city is expecting

This April 28, 2018 photo shows the elaborate gravesite of Hank Williams, the legendary country singer, at the Oakwood Annex Cemetery in Montgomery, A

This April 28, 2018 photo shows a copy of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald's transcript from Princeton University, on display at the F. Scott and Zelda Fi

This undated photo provided by the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery, Ala., shows a living room in an apartment upstairs from the mus

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — The lynching memorial that just opened in Montgomery, Alabama, may be a game-changer for tourism in this Southern city.

Its opening at the end of April attracted thousands of visitors and the mayor is upping visitor forecasts by 100,000 for the next year.

A new museum called the Legacy Museum explores slavery, segregation and policies in recent decades that have resulted in mass incarceration.

And of course Montgomery is home to many important sites in civil rights history, including the parsonage where a young minister named Martin Luther King Jr. became the leader of a movement after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to yield her seat to a white passenger on a city bus. There's also a Rosa Parks Museum and a museum about the Freedom Rides.