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.

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No matter where you are, stay connected with the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail. Get the latest news and learn about upcoming events.

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Upcoming Events and Programs

Come take part in the activites along Selma to Montgomery National Historical Trail in Dallas County, Lowndes County, and Montgomery County.

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Trading Cards for Kids

Discover more than 500 stories about America’s journey from the Civil War to Civil Rights. View online or visit this park to collect your own copies.

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Register and Vote

Historical Information

In 1965, thousands of non-violent supporters gathered in Alabama to march 54-miles for equal voting rights for all.

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