The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail traces the route of the 1965 Voting Rights March, where civil rights protestors were attacked by police, raising support for the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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Land Based Trip On the Road to Freedom: Understanding Civil Rights Through Our National Parks and Heritage Areas Join NPCA experts on this remarkable journey through some of the most significant sites associated with American civil rights. Along the way, we will have special opportunities to meet with NPCA partners, local historians and even some of the faithful activists known as foot soldiers who actively played a role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Throughout this transformative NPCA small-group tour, we’ll make our way from Birmingham to Memphis, immersing ourselves in the extraordinary stories and culture of this defining period in American history.
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Regional Events Park Talks Join our NPCA community for virtual "Park Talks" to learn about our work and ways you can get involved.
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Magazine Article Lands of Protest A visual history of racial justice demonstrations in America's national parks.
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Blog Post The Power of Protest These 7 sites honor the long history of Americans fighting for their civil rights.
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Blog Post Stuck Indoors? 10 Great Books About National Parks These 10 nonfiction books will deepen your appreciation for pivotal events in American history and the national park sites that commemorate them.
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Blog Post Reflecting on Selma, 50 Years Later On March 7, 1965, courage and villainy collided on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, when John Lewis and more than 500 other peaceful protesters marched for their constitutional right to vote.