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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW 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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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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It's sad to think what happened in this location not too many years ago. The hatred that was spawned because people wanted to be treated equal. However, it's great to visit a place that spawned hope to millions. The bridge and the surrounding areas will well up in you emotions you may be surprised by. It's well worth the time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Standing on the bridge, you can't help but feel like you are a part of history. The significance of the bridge, as well as nearby museums truly allow you to become a part of the story of Selma to Montgomery.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you read about events of 50 years ago or saw the movie, you must start your historic tour of Selma here. Pick up material at the nearby newspaper office, and just take in all the sights. You know that you have become a part of history when you stand on this bridge.

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Gilmer, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My daughter & I watched the movie Selma together & while watching I told her we go through there while on our way to a family reunion. On this last trip, we took the time to go through the town & stop to visit the memorial!! My kids were intrigued by all the memorials & loved seeing where history had... More 

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

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