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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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Remarkable for what it represents

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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1,109 reviews 1,109 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW 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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Not many places in the US where you can walk in the footsteps of those who've gone before you....here you can. Do it.

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I am so glad we made the trip to Selma for the 50th Anniversary for Bloody Sunday. We were not sure what to expect, but the bridge and Selma's downtown area allows you to step back into time. Marching across the bridge gave my family a better sense of what the original protestors experienced. This trip is a must for... More 

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Kokomo, Indiana
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153 reviews 153 reviews
26 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Before I begin, this bridge can't really be "rated"; I rated it five "Owl Eyes" because being here to behold it all took the breath out of my body. As I took pictures around Selma, my heart skipped beats as I got closer here. Most people know what this bridge represents. It's a short bridge that only takes several minutes... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Historic bridge that everyone should learn about! Informative interpretive signage. The bridge should keep its name so we can learn from our mistakes.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Drove over from Montgomery so saw the reverse initial view. Came across as austere and quite ordinary, though challenging in its steep rise. Eerie in a forbidding way and actually easy to imagine the terrible tensions all those years ago

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Fairfax, Virginia
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Hallowed ground and the site of the bloody beatings, billy clubs, tear gas, and the tromping of horses' hooves on the bodies of protesters under the realm of Police Chief James Clark and the very first major civil rights event that shocked the nation from its segregationist stupor. This bridge, fittingly named after a Confederate soldier, and a Ku Klax... More 

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Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We were here for the 50th Jubilee celebration of the Bloody Sunday March. It was one of the most moving events in my life. It looks like a very plain, ordinary bridge. But when you reflect on the blood that was shed on that bridge by those who believed in the right to vote, the bridge takes on an iconic... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We made a detour to visit this historic site and glad we did, two days after the 50th anniversary of the march. The surrounding area has fallen on hard times as others have noted. I suppose it is all part of the tale of civil rights history. There is an interpretation centre across the street by National Parks, worth a... More 

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