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Selma To Montgomery National Historic Trail
Lowndes County Alabama National Park


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NameSelma To Montgomery National Historic Trail
Brief DescriptionNational Park
TypeAttraction
CategoryNational Park
DescriptionThe climax to the decades-long voting rights crusade in Alabama erupted in March 1965 as Civil Rights activists converged on Selma, Alabama. The final push to achieve a nationwide solution to the disenfranchisement of African Americans came as the result of three strategically planned marches, the first of which took place on March 7. Nearly 500 marchers proceeded through the streets of Selma and across the Edmund Pettus Bridge where they were faced by scores of Alabama State troopers. The troopers attacked the non-violent marchers, leaving many of them bloodied and severely injured, on a date forever ensconced in history as
Phone 1(334) 877-1984
Handicapped AccessibleNo
Websitewww.nps.gov/semo/index.htm
Last Updated1/23/2013
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