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
How to Donate to the Trail!!!
Thank you for your interest in supporting Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail. Your donation will enhance the programs and activities designed to protect the trail's resources and provide visitor services for Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail. Philanthropic contributions continue to make a significant difference and we welcome and are grateful for your support. There are several ways to support the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail.
The trail is able to accept direct donations of either a monetary or material nature. Acceptable material donations are normally items that relate to the trail's history, support the trail's primary interpretive themes and mission goals, and assist the trail in telling its compelling stories. If you would like to donate directly to the trail, you may make checks payable to National Park Service or contact the Superintendent by phone at 334/727-6390. Donations may also be sent to:
Some individuals would like to loan items (photos, historic documents, artifacts, etc.) to the trail for a specific period of time. These are usually items that support the trail's primary interpretive themes and mission goals. These items also assist the trail in telling its compelling stories. If you are interested in loaning trail-specific objects, please contact the Superintendent by phone at 334/727-6390.
The National Park Foundation is the congressionally-chartered national philanthropic partner of the National Park System. The National Park Foundation stewards a tradition of private support for the parks begun by the American people more than an century ago. Your support for the National Park Foundation ensures that the evolving history and rich heritage of our Nation remains vital and relevant. For more information contact them at:
National Park Foundation
Did You Know?
In 1965 several African-American tenant farmer families in Lowndes County, Alabama were evicted from their homes by White land owners because of attempting to register and vote. Few were fortunate to find temporary homes with families and friends, but those who weren't lived on the land near the Lowndes Interpretive Center and referred to the site as, "Tent City."