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“See what they saw, feel what they felt.”

Edmund Pettus Bridge
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Selma
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Site of "Bloody Sunday" where more than 600 civil rights marchers on March 7, 1965 were attacked by state and local lawmen.
Minnesota
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“See what they saw, feel what they felt.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Follow in their footsteps. Use your imagination. Feel the power of freedom.

Visited June 2012
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Incredible!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

What an incredible, indescribable feeling to walk across the bridge! If you have even the slightest interest in the civil rights movement, you MUST walk this bridge and imagine yourself in the shoes of those brave activists. Better yet, sing, "We Shall OVercome" at the top of your lungs and not care one iota if people look at you strangely. This was one of the most moving history things I've ever done. Best of all was sharing it with my dad who worships Dr. King and inspired me to learn more about the movement. MUST DO AND MUST SEE!

Visited November 2011
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Opelika
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72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“An important part of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

I had chills thinking of the brave people marching across this bridge to bring equal rights to all people.

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3 Thank Joyce033
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Alabaster, Alabama
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59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“dirty, trashy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2012

run down part of town. dirty, nasty, trashy. you'd think if they market tourist attractions, they'd clean up the nasty town.

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3 Thank BillinAlabaster
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Detroit, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“History!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2012

Sense of pride to walk across the bridge that my family walked across fighting for Civil Rights.

Visited March 2012
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