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
Why is Voting Important? A Character Education Program
Contact: Patricia Butts, (334) 727-6390
SELMA, AL - The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail invites you to "Why is Voting Important", a character education program. The program will take place at the Selma Interpretive Center, 2 Broad Street Selma, AL, 36703, on May 11, 2013 starting at 10:00 a.m.
The purpose of this program is to introduce children with little to no previous knowledge to the importance of voting and the local Voting Rights Movement. The program features the creation of a voting wall, which will display the works of every participant.
Although the target audience is children, all ages are more than welcome to attend. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, call (334) 872-0509 or visit www.nps.gov/semo.
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Did You Know?
Five months after the Selma to Montgomery march, on August 6, 1965, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, “generally considered the most successful piece of civil rights legislation ever adopted by the United States Congress.”