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
Lowndes Interpretive Center and Selma Interpretive Center Closures
Beginning Monday, May 5, 2014, the Lowndes Interpretive Center and Selma Interpretive Center will be open Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Both Interpretive Centers will be closed Sunday's and Monday's, until further notice.
James Bevel: There was the Atlanta crew, ABC, NBC. There was the New Orleans crew. It’s like every camera in the state was there poised to take pictures -- still shots, rolling cameras. It was like, these guys ain’t crazy enough to do that, I know. I heard this screaming and then I could see the tear gas. These guys actually rode their horses all the way back, hassling and beating people and rode their horses up on the steps of the church, rode their horses up on people’s back steps at the housing projects and was just riding around generally beating people. And these were the local guys who were, you know, generally members of the Ku Klux Klan, this kind of stuff. So they was there just hassling people.
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.