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
50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
The King Center and the 50th Anniversary Coalition are calling on people and organizations across the globe to help culminate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a Dream" speech with "Let Freedom Ring" bell-ringing events at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 28th, a half century to the minute after Dr. King delivered his historic address.
For more information about the "Let Freedom Ring" bell-ringing, please visit the official website http://officialmlkdream50.com
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.