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Address: US Highway 80, Selma, AL
Description: Site of "Bloody Sunday" where more than 600 civil rights marchers on March...
Site of "Bloody Sunday" where more than 600 civil rights marchers on March 7, 1965 were attacked by state and local lawmen.
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It's about what happened here

The bridge is nothing special as far as the object is concerned, yet the location is so important for what happened here in 1965. One of those places where you can "feel" history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Saginaw, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

What noble, history-changing events occurred here ... to see this place set against the backdrop of such rundown surroundings is shameful. The entire city was filthy. The Alabama tourism department should not invite people to visit this important venue until the area is made more hospitable to guests. Very depressing.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

As one walks this historic bridge, one can't help imagine the courage, fear, brutality and inhumanity associated with Bloody Sunday on this bridge 50 years ago. In the Civil rights Memorial Park at one end of the bridge, we were just in time to sit in on a dedication of a monument to Dr. Joseph Lowery &Dr. Evelyn Lowery civil... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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243 reviews 243 reviews
93 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

While attending a Civil War re-enactment in Selma, we decided to check out the famous bridge. Let’s keep in mind, this is a bridge over which many cars travel daily. Yes, at one point in our country’s past, this bridge was a scene that forever will play a part in our nation’s civil rights history. For that, it is historically... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

So much history here. You must walk across this bridge and feel what bloody sunday really means. When you reach the apex of the bridge and look down the road you can imagine the "sea of blue uniforms" staring back at you. Very emotional.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The bridge is nothing special as far as the object is concerned, yet the location is so important for what happened here in 1965. One of those places where you can "feel" history.

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Hapeville, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

There was nothing bad to say, are you serious? I was so amazed to be able to walk over the bridge and meet so many people that walked over this bridge back in 1965. people that still to this day come every year to march over the Edmund Pettius Bridge on bloody sunday. It's an honor!!!!!

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It was very inspiring to be able to see the bridge up close and even walk on it, although you have to be careful if you want to walk over the bridge since there is a lot of traffic passing by fast and the sidewalk is not that big. We came in from the east, so we just parked over... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A memorable experience to see and walk this famous bridge! The day we visited, the weather was cold and a bit windy. The area seemed forgotten by the residents. Can be a beautiful downtown! Needs TLC! We are hopeful there will be an infusion of capital to keep Selma a destination point for all those interested in Civil and voting... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1,159 reviews 1,159 reviews
614 attraction reviews
609 helpful votes 609 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

There are so many bridge metaphors I could list but I'll just let you think about what they represent: progress forward, a path or retreat, something you don't want to burn because you might need to cross again, and more! I crossed the bridge on March 8, 2015 during the Jubilee. Wow! Incredible coming together of thousands of people to... More 

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Ontario, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

There is a park-monument kind beside the bridge on the north side. It extends under the bridge but be prepared to see the most desolate, dirty and abandoned place! I think is not even safe to wonder beyond the sculptures at the main entrance. Just read what the plaques say and leave!

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