Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
Due to the sequestration plan, Lowndes Interpretive Center, will be closed on Sunday's effective March 10, 2013, until further notice. For more information, please call (334) 877-1983 or visit www.nps.gov/semo
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
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Trading Cards for Kids
Discover more than 500 stories about America’s journey from the Civil War to Civil Rights. View online or visit this park to collect your own copies.Read More
Help support your National Historic Trail by becoming a volunteer.Read More
Upcoming Events and Programs
Come take part in the activites along Selma to Montgomery National Historical Trail in Dallas County, Lowndes County, and Montgomery County.Read More
In 1965, thousands of non-violent supporters gathered in Alabama to march 54-miles for equal voting rights for all.Read More
Did You Know?
In 1965 several African-American tenant farmer families in Lowndes County, Alabama were evicted from their homes by White land owners because of attempting to register and vote. Few were fortunate to find temporary homes with families and friends, but those who weren't lived on the land near the Lowndes Interpretive Center and referred to the site as, "Tent City."