Historic site

Edmund Pettus Bridge

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Tips from locals

David
December 1, 2019
The Edmund Pettus Bridge is the symbolic structure connected to the struggle for Voting Rights in the 60's. You'll be staying at the foot of the bridge.
Rachel
June 6, 2020
The bridge was built in 1940, but it wasn’t until 1965 that it became a symbol of change as voting rights marchers were met with violence by local law enforcement - resulting in what is now called ‘Bloody Sunday’’. Less than a month later over 3,000 people, versus the initial 600, crossed the bridge and marched all the way to the capitol to demand voting rights; by the time they reached there, over 25,000 people had joined their cause. This march, which initially had a terrible outcome on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, resulted in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The bridge was built in 1940, but it wasn’t until 1965 that it became a symbol of change as voting rights marchers were met with violence by local law enforcement - resulting in what is now called ‘Bloody Sunday’’. Less than a month later over 3,000 people, versus the initial 600, crossed the bridge…
Mia
August 5, 2020
In Selma-for equality.
Margaret
February 7, 2020
Civil Rights history
Hale
May 21, 2022
History. Civil Rights. Selma.

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