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 March 9, 1965, Dr. King led 3,200 protesters on a march from Selma to Montgomery but as the marchers were met by Alabama State Troopers in Selmont, AL, Dr. King asked the group to kneel and pray. Shortly after, Dr. King turned the supporters around and returned back to Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church.