Hyundai Motor America hosted a celebration toast event in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March. Held at the Rosa Parks Library and Museum, the event featured many notable civil rights leaders, Hyundai Executives, and influencers.

Press Release:

 

Hyundai Motor America Presented
51 Miles Forward to
Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the
Selma to Montgomery March

 

MONTGOMERY – March 6, 2015 –  On Friday, March 6,  Hyundai Motor America presented 51 Miles Forward, an initiative commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march at the Rosa Parks Museum. The 51 Miles Forward initiative recognized more than 600 people who risked their lives during the civil rights movement to become catalysts of social change and acknowledge Hyundai’s commitment to march Forward in fulfilling the promise to our nation.

Civil Rights Leaders, elected officials, local dignitaries and executives converged in Montgomery and attended the private Hyundai reception. Reception guests received greetings from Dave Zuchowski (President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America) and remarks from Civil Rights Leaders Dr. Bernice King, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Amelia Boynton Robinson and keynote speaker Fred Gray (Civil Rights Attorney) to name a few.

“At Hyundai, we value highly the communities in which we do business,” said Dave Zuchowski, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “Corporate Social Responsibility and Inclusive Diversity are key parts of our business priorities.  And while we support a variety of activities around the country, we are especially pleased to create interactive learning experiences during this historic time in our country, here in Montgomery.”

As part of Hyundai Motor America’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, Hyundai presented the Rosa Parks museum with a $10,000 donation and members of the Montgomery community can also enjoy complimentary admission to the Rosa Parks Library & Museum on Saturday, March 7th.

 

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HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty; Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

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