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Selma to Montgomery Highway

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Address: US 80, Selma, AL
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It was on this stretch of U.S. 80 that protestors led by Martin Luther King...

It was on this stretch of U.S. 80 that protestors led by Martin Luther King marched from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.

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Beautiful experience

Enjoyed actually seeing the bridge and experiencing some of the surrounding museums. Passing through with family and took advantage of being in the area

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Cynsationl
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Hampton, Georgia
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Hampton, Georgia
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed actually seeing the bridge and experiencing some of the surrounding museums. Passing through with family and took advantage of being in the area

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Allen, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have travelled this road several times to visit a niece in Montgomery. The road is about 50 miles long and was the subject of the movie Selma. To protest the treatment of blacks, Rep. John Louis and Martin Luther King Jr. and others attempted on more than one occasion to march to the capital to show the plight of... More 

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Milton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We stopped at the Interpretive Center on our way to Selma and it provided extensive background information for our visit. This Interpretive Center is larger and more encompassing than the one in Selma, so it's really worth stopping at. There was a moving video presentation, interesting exhibits and knowledgable staff to provide background information and context.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

You won't get the full experience of this drive without stopping at the National Park Service Interpretive Center located about 10 miles outside of Selma. It is informative, balanced and interesting. There are a number of historical sites along the highway. Allow extra time to stop and read the landmarks because it will give deeper meaning to the highway.

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Augusta, GA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We stopped at the Interpretive Center, and there was a very good exhibit that reminded us of the one in Atlanta. It's about 24 miles outside of Selma on the road to Montgomery. It's where the tent city was set up during the march. There are other historical sights, of course, but if you are trying to pay attention to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We drove this amazing civil rights trail and we glad we did. We stopped at the historical markers and the national park along the way to gain more info and knowledge about the struggle for equality. I highly recommend taking this route.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

There are a number of historical sites to visit along Highway 80. Museums dedicated to the history of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

If your drive takes you near Montgomery, I recommend that you take the time to make as many stops as you can along the Alabama Civil Rights Trail. The drive to Selma from I-65 just south of Montgomery along US-80 is 49 miles through gentle rolling hills in a rural setting. While I-80 is likely different today (4-lane divided highway),... More 

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Nashville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We traveled this highway for the historical significance and to learn more about the Selma to Montgomery March. Although the markers along the way of the campsites for the march are simply road signs, it was nice to where each campsite was located. The long drive from Selma to Montgomery (approximately 48 miles) gave time for reflection and thought about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We traveled this highway with two 13 year old girls and explained to them that folks walked this highway for a symbolic showing of their unity. It was a great catalyst to a discussion of how far one is willing to go for what is right!! Our girls truly enjoyed!!

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