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... 更多
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),... 更多
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... 更多
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!!
Hwy 80 is the site of the greatest march in the civil rights struggle from Selma to Montgomery. There are two interpretation centers run by the national park service and you can stop at the various campsites along the way. The displays are moving as is visiting the Edmund Pettus Bridge. I was happy to have driven this route and... 更多
Perhaps traffic was slower and less back in the day but this is still a commitment to walk from Selma to Montgomery. The drive is about an hour... There is a NPS stop along the way that helps put things in perspective. Use the windshield time to reflect on how things used to be, on how we have changed as... 更多
We took this from Selma to Montgomery. It is hard to imagine walking this, let alone making the trek agains a large group pushing you back. The highway is not anything spectacular, it is more what it stood for in history.