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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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St. Louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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

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