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Edmund Pettus Bridge

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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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So moved by this iconic landmark

Anyone who know anything about Civil Rights history can't help but be deeply moved by seeing this iconic bridge for the first time. It's just a bridge--- but, oh my, it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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155 reviews 155 reviews
66 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Anyone who know anything about Civil Rights history can't help but be deeply moved by seeing this iconic bridge for the first time. It's just a bridge--- but, oh my, it represents so much!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Decided to visit this landmark while traveling through Montgomery. The site did not live up to the media portrayal. The site is not maintained with abandoned buildings at the base. It looked and felt so unsafe, we quickly walked across the bridge for fear of getting mugged or vehicle burglarized. Since its free, guess in Selma, you get what you... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is awful. You would think they would take better care of this town. I'm worried I'd get shot if I got out to look around near the bridge.

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Site of the brutal police attack on peaceful marchers. Quite appalling that it still bears the name of a Ku Klux Klan leader.

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Austin, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It just takes a few minutes to stop and walk across or under this historic bridge. Be sure to read about in on the internet to understand it's significance in our Civil Rights history.

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SW MO
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

You can walk the bridge if you desire. From the visitor center side, walk under the bridge for some great pics of the bridge and the river. National Park interpretive center is just before you cross the bridge. Selma is a beautiful city.

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Dyersburg, Tennessee
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73 reviews 73 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Reading about history is a pleasure but it brings it more to lik=fe when you can visit where events took place. Allows you to get a feeling for what it was like.

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Selma, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

across the bridge is a run down ghetto. there are nice people that live there but when its a bridge festival going . you dont want to be there

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44 reviews 44 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I love places with rich history, and this is certainly one of those places! I was in town for a photo shoot , and decided to do a little geocaching while I was here. Nice little memorial spot to check out.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Going there and to just see the bridge was a good. Reading the history of what took place, brought tears to my eyes. Love it

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