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Selma to Montgomery Virtual March

Fri March 3 - Thu June 1


Alabama (Virtual event)

Presented By

Selma-to-Montgomery March Foundation

The Selma-to-Montgomery March Foundation is a non-profit tax-exempt entity and was created in 2014 to help facilitate and fund the activities of the National Voting Rights Celebration, the Bridge Crossing Jubilee for the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma-to-Montgomery March, and the National Voting Rights Museum. This Foundation has since raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund the events that take place each year during the Commemoration/Celebration as well as various year-round activities.


Selma to Montgomery: Marching for Voter Rights

Selma and the Alabama Black Belt were the battlegrounds for the Voting Rights Movement that resulted in the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Alabamians stood up and peacefully fought for the right to vote. SNCC, SCLC, national churches and religious organizations, civil rights and labor organizations, and stars of the Movement supported the Alabama Voting Rights Movement.

Now you can learn more about the path activists took in 1965 from Selma to Montgomery. As you follow the marked route, you'll be able to stop at significant spots along the way, such as the Selma Interpretive Center, the Viola Liuzzo Memorial, and the Alabama State Capitol building. You'll also gain access to an immersive virtual map and more history through Google Earth.

Google Earth Immersive Map

See even more milestones, monuments, and historical details with this immersive Google Earth map. The map includes additional stops not included in the virtual march and also has media such as photos and video.

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About the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee

The Selma Jubilee is an annual event in Selma, Alabama, that commemorates "Bloody Sunday," which occurred March 7, 1965 when a group of about 525 African-American demonstrators gathered at Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church to demand the right to vote. They walked six blocks to Broad Street and across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where they were met by more than 50 state troopers and a few dozen possemen on horseback.

When the demonstrators refused to turn back, they were brutally beaten. At least 17 were hospitalized, and 40 others received treatment for injuries and the effects of tear gas. The attack, which was broadcast on national television, caught the attention of millions of Americans and became a symbol of the brutal racism of the South. Two weeks later, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and 3,200 civil rights protesters marched the 49 miles from Selma to the state capital, Montgomery — an event that prompted Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act. Every year on the first weekend in March, the Bridge Crossing Jubilee commemorates both the bloody confrontation at the Pettus Bridge and the march from Selma to Montgomery that followed. Events include a parade, a Miss Jubilee Pageant, a mock trial, and a commemorative march to the bridge. Every five years, celebrants continue all the way to Montgomery.


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