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
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?
On March 15, 1965, shortly after the death of Rev. James Reeb in Selma, AL, President Lyndon B. Johnson introduced a voting rights bill which passed as the Voting Rights Act of 1965.