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Address: US Highway 80, Selma, AL
Phone Number: 3344180800
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Site of "Bloody Sunday" where more than 600 civil rights marchers...

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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I am a teacher and we cover civil rights in my courses in Australia, so visiting the bridge was an important stop on our USA itinerary. The whole drama that unfolded there has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
YallournGirl
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Huntsville, Alabama
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Annual Selma visit is definitely one to participate in during the first weekend of March every yr. There are thousands of people from the local area as well as regional churches schools and other tour groups that come in to do it as well. The city is not that large and it is out in the rural area west... More 

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Springville, Utah
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked across the bridge to commemorate the sacrifices that were made. What a struggle. We were glad to be on this sacred ground.

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Thank Kelly G
Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

to walk this legendary historic bridge was priceless for me. I was so excited to be on the bridge that the ones before me walked for me to have some personal FREEdom today

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a teacher and we cover civil rights in my courses in Australia, so visiting the bridge was an important stop on our USA itinerary. The whole drama that unfolded there has been highlighted by the film "Selma" of course (especially for us downunder, who don't always know too much about it). This made it even more moving to... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This isn't something you go see because it elicits fond memories. It's a conflicted feeling, because a terrible event happened there, but the end result of that event (and the subsequent marches) was good. It's hard to explain...you just have to experience it. If you are able, walk across the bridge. This may seem a bit hokey for some, but... More 

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Thank Juff
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

If you can, it's worth taking the time to walk the bridge. It was a rainy and cold day when we visited, but the walk helped us reflect on the history of the bridge. It doesn't take long and really improves the experience.

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Thank Charlotte S
New Haven
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I could only imagine crossing this bridge in 1965 only to encounter state troopers on the other side with cattle prods and billy clubs ready to seriously injure me. Every person should be required to make this journey even if it is only by automobile.

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Athens, Alabama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We were in Selma and descided we wanted to go see the bridge...we did. It was a bridge...we crossed it and then turned around and crossed back. It is functional...

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Thank LastoftheBreed
Arkansas
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

As I crossed the bridge it felt as if some of the spirits rode with me. What an Erie feeling! We all must cross the bridge sometime whether it is wirh ourselves, a co-workwr, family or friends. #experienceforyourself

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wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We drove into to Selma on a Sunday over the Edmund Pettus Bridge and parked up on the street in town. (1st right as you come off the bridge free to park ) We then walked across the bridge . There is a memorial area on the left as you come off the bridge. The only downside visiting on a... More 

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