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Selma to Montgomery Highway

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Address: US 80, Selma, AL
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Activities: Driving
Description: It was on this stretch of U.S. 80 that protestors led by Martin Luther...
It was on this stretch of U.S. 80 that protestors led by Martin Luther King marched from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.
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A VERY Important Experience

In this 50th anniversary year of the Voting Rights Act I thought it appropriate to see where it all began in those terrible days of the 1960's, days I remember as a child. This... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Saginaw, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We were very disappointed. The historical significance of this site makes it worthy of being better maintained. Selma is just sad, neglected, run down. What a shame. It could be so much better.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

There are two NPS centres, one in the middle of the highway and one by the Edmund Pettus bridge. The one at the midway point of the highway is the bigger of the two. It has a fascinating and movie as well as displays which are geared towards children and adults.

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is an excellent piece of history and very interesting. I was just going to drive the route from Selma to Montgomery, but the National Park Service has a very nice interpretive center (along US 80), so I stopped there and watched a movie about the 1965 March. I learned SO much, picked up pamphlets, then went back into Selma... More 

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Hampton, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It was amazing just taking that drive and talking to my family about what happened on that road. I really enjoyed seeing all of the historical markers along the way.

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St. Louis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

In this 50th anniversary year of the Voting Rights Act I thought it appropriate to see where it all began in those terrible days of the 1960's, days I remember as a child. This 50 mile journey into history, and today's issues, is a moving and thoughtful experience. The visitor's center, in Selma is just a short drive form the... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We purposely went this way on a trip from Baton Rouge to Montgomery to see the bridge in Selma and then the road. It is really just a highway but when you think of what happened there, you definitely stop and think. My kids having seen the movie Selma were very interested.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We did not realize this walk was 40 miles. It was cool to see and imagine which buildings along the route were there 50 years ago...as you drive this route towards the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma you are humbled by the men and women who marched for Voting Rights.

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Lithonia, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My first time making the trip to Selma. Being that it's really off the beaten path but it was good to see they were repaving the highway. To me it's a sign of good thing to come. You must stop at the Lowndes County Interperative Center at the mid point. You also should stop along some of the other points... More 

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New London MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

One of the best parts of our visit to Selma was stopping at the Lowndes Interpretive Center on the day prior to a commemorative walk from Selma to Montgomery. There were dozens of Nat'l Park Service staff on hand and youth participating in the march were gathering. They have an excellent museum and we had an informative talk presented by... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Having been inspired by the film "Selma" and the celebrations of the 50th anniversary walk, we drove from Montgomery to Selma on Saturday morning! There were historical signposts along the way! Very helpful to visitors and reminders of the struggles and challenges encountered and overcame by a large black population. It was an amazing trip on the highway! Highly recommend... More 

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Address: US 80, Selma, AL
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Selma

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