Frequently Asked Questions
1) Where is the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail?
The trail is located on U.S. Highway 80 and extends 54 miles
2) What is the significance of the Trail?
The Trail commemorates the events, people and route of
3) What is the Voting Rights Act of 1965?
This Act outlawed the requirement that would-be voters in
4) What is meant by "Bloody Sunday"?
"Bloody Sunday" refers to the day Alabama state troopers
5) What is "Tent City"?
"Tent City" refers to a temporary dwelling used by
Did You Know?
In 1965, the population of Dallas County was 57% African-American, but of 15,000 African-Americans old enough to vote, only 130 were registered which represented less than 2% of the eligible voters.