Travel to Birmingham via Selma
Birmingham guided sightseeing tour
16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Vulcan Park
Details: National Voting Rights Museum visit
Located in the Historic District of Selma, Alabama at the foot of the famous Edmund Pettus Bridge, the scene of “Bloody Sunday,” the National Voting Rights Museum & Institute is the cornerstone of the contemporary struggle for voting rights and human dignity.
Details: Edmund-Pettus Bridge
To cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge into Selma, Alabama is to symbolically share in the momentous and tragic events of the Voting Rights Struggles that changed America by providing all of the citizens of its democratic society the right to vote. Named for Edmund Winston Pettus, a Confederate brigadier general and U.S. Senator, the bridge traces the historic route of the Selma to Montgomery March in addition to being the focal point as a historic site of the Voting Rights struggles of the era of Civil Rights events and Bloody Sunday, when—on March 7, 1965—armed officers attacked some 600 peaceful civil rights marchers, forcing them back across the bridge with billy clubs and tear gas. The clash was broadcasted on national TV, creating a wave of support from citizens all across America that led to the U.S. Voting Rights Act of 1965.