The Selma to Montgomery Marches

‏‏‎Established by Congress in 1996, the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail commemorates the people, events, and route of the 1965 Voting Rights March in Alabama. Led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Black and White non-violent supporters fought for the right to vote in Central Alabama. Today, you can connect with this history and trace the events of these marches along the 54-mile trail.

A large group of marchers walking with SEMO NHT banner to commemorate the anniversary of the march

Learn about the Historic Trail

Find out more information about the creation of the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail & Interpretive Centers.

Martin Luther King Jr. and a large group of others march during the Selma to Montgomery marches

The Fight for Voting Rights in Alabama

Learn about the history, places, and stories that influenced the marches, and ultimately, the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Marchers at the Alabama State Capitol on the final day of the Selma to Montgomery marches

Follow the Route of the Marches

Immerse yourself in the stories and events that were transformative for the Voting Rights Movement in Alabama.

The Selma to Montgomery Historic Route sign at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge

Historic Places

Read about instrumental places during the Civil Rights Movement in Central Alabama, historically and currently.

Front view of the Selma Interpretative Center

Education & Outreach

For information about the educational programs and materials the Selma to Montgomery Trail offers, please click here.

Last updated: June 9, 2021

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