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Selma to Montgomery Highway

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Address: US 80, Selma, AL

It was on this stretch of U.S. 80 that protestors led by Martin Luther King...

It was on this stretch of U.S. 80 that protestors led by Martin Luther King marched from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.

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Sites along the way

There are a number of historical sites to visit along Highway 80. Museums dedicated to the history of the Civil Rights Movement.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a number of historical sites to visit along Highway 80. Museums dedicated to the history of the Civil Rights Movement.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

If your drive takes you near Montgomery, I recommend that you take the time to make as many stops as you can along the Alabama Civil Rights Trail. The drive to Selma from I-65 just south of Montgomery along US-80 is 49 miles through gentle rolling hills in a rural setting. While I-80 is likely different today (4-lane divided highway),... More 

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Nashville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We traveled this highway for the historical significance and to learn more about the Selma to Montgomery March. Although the markers along the way of the campsites for the march are simply road signs, it was nice to where each campsite was located. The long drive from Selma to Montgomery (approximately 48 miles) gave time for reflection and thought about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We traveled this highway with two 13 year old girls and explained to them that folks walked this highway for a symbolic showing of their unity. It was a great catalyst to a discussion of how far one is willing to go for what is right!! Our girls truly enjoyed!!

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Enid, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I expected there to be multiple things to see along this route. We had trouble finding the historical sites that were mentioned.

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Mableton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

The highway clearly designates the locations of the campsites during the historic march to Montgomery.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Hwy 80 is the site of the greatest march in the civil rights struggle from Selma to Montgomery. There are two interpretation centers run by the national park service and you can stop at the various campsites along the way. The displays are moving as is visiting the Edmund Pettus Bridge. I was happy to have driven this route and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Perhaps traffic was slower and less back in the day but this is still a commitment to walk from Selma to Montgomery. The drive is about an hour... There is a NPS stop along the way that helps put things in perspective. Use the windshield time to reflect on how things used to be, on how we have changed as... More 

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

The scenic drive of Selma to Montgomery Highway placed the historic walk after "Bloody Sunday" into a faith perspective. Civil rights was physically earned on the backbone of so many modern-day disciples.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We took this from Selma to Montgomery. It is hard to imagine walking this, let alone making the trek agains a large group pushing you back. The highway is not anything spectacular, it is more what it stood for in history.

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