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Address: US 80, Selma, AL
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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Be sure you visit the Selma Interpretive Center and the Lowndes Interpretive Centers

Plan to spend significant time in both National Park facilities. Don't underestimate the time you will spend there. Both facilities will take close to an hour if you avail... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Michigan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Plan to spend significant time in both National Park facilities. Don't underestimate the time you will spend there. Both facilities will take close to an hour if you avail yourself of all they have to offer. These are informative and moving facilities, bringing the events of the 1960's to life.

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Santa Monica, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Selma, which played such an important role in American history, and has all the makings of a meaningful pilgrimage site for anyone interested in civil rights or the Civil War, is rundown and deserted. While we were so happy to have visited this town and couldn't have met nicer, more friendly people, we were saddened to see its dismal condition.... More 

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Russellville, Arkansas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Route 80 between Montgomery and Selma is an inspiring drive. Imagine walking all that way! The drive lists the camp sites so you can tell just how far the people fighting for equal voting rights walked each day. Once you get to Selma you can walk on the famous Edward Pettus Bridge and imagine what it must have been like... More 

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Ontario, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Selma is one of those cities that sadly surprise you!. I think nothing had changed in Selma since the famous "Bloody Sunday". The poverty is palpable everywhere and beside the historic bridge, the church, the hotel and the main street there is nothing left to see or being. Thought these places are abandoned, dilapidated or simply covered in garbage!. Sorry... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1,110 reviews 1,110 reviews
589 attraction reviews
531 helpful votes 531 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

I had to come. Something said get on the bus and go. You need to do this, this year! So I went. Twice! I was not alive in 1965. I grew up in a northern state and didn't experience anything of the Jim Crow era, the voter discrimination, or the struggles of the African-Amerian people just to be able to... More 

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Kokomo, Indiana
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154 reviews 154 reviews
26 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Route 80 is a four-land highway heading out of Selma east to Montgomery where thousands marched with Dr. Martin Luther King in the name of equal voting rights and more. The road itself is uneventful, but that's far from the point. A part of America that's often ignored can be seen in plain view with most of the rural area... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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147 reviews 147 reviews
58 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We traveled this historic route - the route taken or attempted by civil rights protesters who marched along this highway three times - from Selma to Montgomery where they wanted to take the body of Jimmy Jackson who was beaten to death by white supremacists while trying to protect his grandfather, to protest the lack of justice and punishment to... More 

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Selma, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

crossing over the bridge is not a nice sight, very bad neighborhoods and really run down. wouldn t advise going at night

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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160 reviews 160 reviews
66 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

As you drive highway 80 from Selma to Montgomery you can just imagine what those marchers were doing 50 years ago.. There are markers along the highway to point out where they stopped each night, where Viola Liuzzo was murdered by klansmen for driving marchers back to Selma, where they turned to go through Black neighborhoods in Montgomery and the... More 

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nashville
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99 reviews 99 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

You can easily spend a weekend learning the history of the Selma March and other civil rights events. The March is just 53 miles and has several places historical places on the route, including a National Park Service stop which includes a 25 minute film. In downtown Montgomery, lots of places of interest as well as leisure - River front... More 

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