The Right to Vote!!!
On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which extended equal voting rights for African-Americans. As both White and Black non-violent supporters led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for the right to vote in Central Alabama, today, you can trace their march toward freedom on the 54-mile trail and connect with their stories at the Interpretive Centers.Read More
Did You Know?
The death of 26 year old African- American male, Jimmie Lee Jackson, in Marion, AL, prompted the idea to march from Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church in Selma, AL to the State Capitol Building in Montgomery, AL.