Selma-to-Montgomery March

Selma-to-Montgomery March Camps Top List of Endangered Sites

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – A new assessment of endangered historic places is highlighting spots in Alabama along the route of the Selma-to-Montgomery march for voting rights in 1965. A list released by the National Trust for Historic Preservation says four campsites used by marchers nearly 60 years ago are in danger of being lost. They’re among 10 other locations in…

Selma to Montgomery March 55th Anniversary Commemoration

It was 55 years ago on March 25th, 1965 when a group of 40 thousand protesters arrived in Montgomery after completing the Selma to Montgomery March. On Wednesday ,a group from Alabama State University placed a wreath at the exact spot where the historic 1965 Selma to Montgomery March held its successful conclusion, when the marchers reached the Alabama State Capitol…

Congressional Pilgrimage Tour Wraps Up In Selma

It’s been a weekend full of events for United States Congress members in Alabama. More than fifty have been on a pilgrimage, touring sites that highlight the state’s civil rights history. The pilgrimage is organized by the Faith & Politics Institute non-profit, which has brought hundreds of congressional leaders to the state for the three-day tour in the past twenty…

SCLC Leading March from Selma to Montgomery

From the West Alabama Newsroom– There’s a small group of protesters — marching from Selma to Montgomery — to push for the restoration of the Voting Rights Act. About a dozen marchers are walking to Montgomery — all the way from Selma. The group is travelling along Highway 80 — following the route of the historic Selma to Montgomery March….

Democratic Presidential Candidates Attend Annual Bridge Crossing Re-Enactment

Sunday marked the final day of the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee weekend. There were some well-known faces in Selma, including several democratic presidential candidates. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren; Former South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Former Vice President Joe Biden; former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg; and philanthropist Tom Steyer all brought their campaigning efforts to Selma…

One Year Later

Conflicting completion dates for ASU Campus Interpretive Center.

It was one year ago today that the U.S. Park Service signed an agreement with Alabama state university to operate the Selma-to-Montgomery march interpretive center. Looking at the main doors to the center on the ASU campus. The only sign of that agreement on the center in Montgomery today is a “find your park” sign promoting U.S. Park system inside…