In Selma, Alabama, on Sunday, March 7, 1965, 600 peaceful marchers walked from Selma toward Montgomery. These African Americans, who were marching for voting rights, were attacked on the Edmund Pettus Bridge by mounted deputies and state troopers with tear gas and beaten by clubs in what has become known as “Bloody Sunday.”
Students on the "Road to Equality American Civil Rights Tour" will stop at the Lowndes County Interpretive Center to learn about the events leading up to Bloody Sunday. The tour will also include a visit to the National Voting Rights Museum and a walk across the Edmond Pettus Bridge.
For more information on the American Civil Rights Tour, please call us.