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Address: US Highway 80, Selma, AL
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Site of "Bloody Sunday" where more than 600 civil rights marchers...

Site of "Bloody Sunday" where more than 600 civil rights marchers on March 7, 1965 were attacked by state and local lawmen.

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We visited Selma in May 2017 and of course stood on the Edmund Pettis Bridge. You could almost feel the emotion of the 1960's. I expected it to be more touristy but it's just... read more

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Stover, Missouri
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Stover, Missouri
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Selma in May 2017 and of course stood on the Edmund Pettis Bridge. You could almost feel the emotion of the 1960's. I expected it to be more touristy but it's just the main bridge out of town. The area is starting to re-vitalize with a nice interpretative center and visitor center across the street.

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Thank Marcia D
Santa Barbara, California
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Going to the Interpretive Center then walking across the Bridge was a powerful experience. To imagine the courage and determination it took of those people who risked their lives for a privilege most of us take for granted... voting... And, we know the fight is not over. We must continue to be inspired by this! Thank you!!

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Thank Marti851
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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345 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In reading some of the reviews I think people have forgotten, or never understood the importance of this place in time. This is not a place to come play, this is where you come and pay respect to a time in history. It is well worth your time to come and stand where great people stood.

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Thank glendale215
Somers Point, NJ, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Welcome to Selma. If you were alive in the Sixties, the sight of this bridge is seared in your memory. The Alabama state police attacked a group of peaceful protesters after they crossed this bridge in what became a turning point in the Civil Rights movement. Months later, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Park your car at... More 

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Thank Michael G
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,847 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

You'd have to have a knowledge of history to understand the importance and significance, otherwise just a bridge. I made a special trip here to get a better feel rather than just from books and the movie.It might take some imagination to put yourself back in time but worth the effort.

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Thank RonWamberal
Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I visited Selma traveling in my class A motorhome. As many times as I searched for a place to park my RV I couldn't find any Internet information. I pulled into the lot next to the Selma interpretive center and bottomed out. I was not a happy camper. I walked up to the bridge, took my picture, turned around and... More 

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Thank NanaKat46
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We took an extra hour on our trip to drive to Selma and visit the bridge and surrounding areas. It is sad to see how run down much of the area is for such a historically significant place. We enjoyed visiting the Selma Interpretive Center at Broad St and Water Ave. When walking across the bridge, as others have noted,... More 

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Thank Caitlin S
Denver, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This bridge of history was an amazing stop. We're so glad we took the time to travel to Selma to walk this bridge of history. It was an emotional time for us there as we had the chance to re-live the Selma civil rights walk. We happened to be there when a tour was happening and two of the actual... More 

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Thank Baylor1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This bridge is one of the most recognized symbols of the Civil Rights Movement. On March 7, 1965 Reverend Hosea Williams and John Lewis led 600 marchers towards Montgomery. They were attacked by police with nightsticks and tear gas as they attempted to cross this bridge. This incident became known as "Bloody Sunday." Two weeks later Dr. King and other... More 

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Thank bobca1947
Adirondacks, Ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Selma has a beautiful Interpretive Center which was closed the day we went because of tornado threats. However, the remembrances on side of the bridge where marchers were stopped by police have been sadly neglected and need some TLC desperately. Hard to find places to eat downtown, too.

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