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Address: US Highway 80, Selma, AL
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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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Please! Go out and try to understand what was wrong with this time period

It not about shame - it is about accountability. First one must learn and see the facts of what happen during the 50's - 60's across our country and in particular in the South... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Madison, Connecticut
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I read some of the other reviews about how this place needs to be better kept. I couldn't disagree more. This is not an amusement park nor is it the Grand Canyon. It is real and one can feel the history here. It is as though one walks back into time and sees how it was 50 years ago. We... More 

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

The walk across is extremely moving knowing the horrors and the hope this symbolizes. Why wouldn't you visit?

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Georgetown, Texas
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We drove many miles out of our way to see this bridge. It was worth it. There are certain places that have a mystical quality to them and this bridge is one of them. It is easy to park near the bridge and walk onto it. There is a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King and the events of Bloody... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I wish the actual bridge were somehow incorporated into the museum. We drove down from Birmingham and somehow it didn't seem an easy thing to actually get a sense of the magnitude of what happened there.

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33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

This is a vital part of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's. This should be done along with a visit and guided tour of Montgomery, the Rosa Parks Museum Montgomery, the Lowndes Interpretative Center (free) and the Selma Interpretative Center (free), all excellent places to learn from.

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Madison, Connecticut
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It not about shame - it is about accountability. First one must learn and see the facts of what happen during the 50's - 60's across our country and in particular in the South. How else can we move forward without doing this? Get in your car - take your spouse and your older kids and learn about the truth.

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Ozark, Arkansas
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Drove right to this bridge. There is parking on either side, and we were able to walk the bridge. Several other families were doing the same and if someone is going the wrong way, you have to let each other pass very carefully as the sidewalk is somewhat narrow and right next to the road where cars are flying past.... More 

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La Verne, California
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72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Pettus Bridge is the start of the National Historic Trail that ends in Montgomery, Alabama. It was made famous in the movie, “Selma”. At the foot of the bridge in Selma, there is a National Park interpretative center with displays that gives information about the history of the Selma march and Bloody Sunday. According to the park ranger, every... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It was pretty amazing thinking on all the history as we walked over the Edmund Pettus Bridge - especially when on the way back a local about to fly over the bridge in his truck slowed to tell my friend that he had to give credit where it was due and he thought she was beautiful!

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Hampton, Georgia
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I did not walk the bridge this visit but I will next visit. The bridge itself is still standing history.

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