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?
On the final day of the Selma to Montgomery march on March 25, 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressed a crowd of 25,000 from a stage near the steps of the State Capitol Building.