The Legacy Museum provides a comprehensive history of enslavement, reconstruction, segregation, racial terrorism and mass incarceration in the United States. From the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact on the North and coastal communities across America through the Domestic Slave Trade and Reconstruction, the museum provides detailed interactive content and compelling narratives that are brought to life through film, images and first-person accounts.
National Memorial for Peace and Justice
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is the nation’s first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved Black people, people terrorized by lynching, African Americans humiliated by racial segregation and Jim Crow and people of color burdened with contemporary presumptions of guilt and police violence. The site is just a few blocks from the site of Rosa Parks’ 1955 arrest that led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped catalyze the American civil rights movement.
Tabernacle Baptist Church and Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church
Tabernacle Baptist Church and Brown Chapel A.M.E Church in Selma hosted many of the pivotal early moments in America’s Civil Rights movements. Each held mass meetings for voting rights in the early 1960s (Tabernacle held the first one) and many of their members were on the front lines of the marches, including on the infamous Bloody Sunday. You’ll visit the churches, meet men and women who participated in many historic moments and hear stories from the people who lived them.
Edmund Pettus Bridge
Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge is one of the most visible symbols of the American Civil Rights Movement. The location of Bloody Sunday, Turnaround Tuesday and when Dr. King led marchers all the way to Montgomery from Selma. During the trip, you will walk across the bridge in the footsteps of those who marched for their civil rights in 1965, stopping at the scene of one of our nation’s most shocking moments.
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