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Address: US Highway 80, Selma, AL
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Site of "Bloody Sunday" where more than 600 civil rights marchers...

Site of "Bloody Sunday" where more than 600 civil rights marchers on March 7, 1965 were attacked by state and local lawmen.

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Footsteps of history.

Imagine the sacrifices those marchers made. Crest that bridge and look down, think about how they faced the goon squad below.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 February 2017
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Dexter, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Imagine the sacrifices those marchers made. Crest that bridge and look down, think about how they faced the goon squad below.

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Allen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

This bridge is infamous for the Bloody Sunday when civil rights marches attempted to cross the bridge on their way to Montgomery to protest the treatment of blacks. The movie Selma depicts this strife accurately and all should see it.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

There's a tiny "park" area at the foot of the bridge which is a nice touch but honestly should be bigger. I think the significance of the bridge would warrant that. But it was moving to visit it at all, well worth it!

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Thank Beth M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Iconic spot of Selma's history. Smaller than I expected. Only took a couple of minutes to cross. Great reminder of the important purpose it served in history. If you're in Selma its worth the trip downtown to see it.

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Thank Ghowd
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I have read reviews of this "attraction" that call it just a bridge. It is not. You must approach this bridge with a degree of historical intelligence. Understand the importance of the bridge. Understand what happened here. Understand the historical significance of what happened here. Take a look around at the current conditions of this place. Imagine!

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma was the highlight of my visit. I walked back and forth several times. The feeling is very powerful just knowing that history was made here!

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Chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Selma is definitely a town that could use a boost. It got one last year when the National Park Service opened the interpretive center to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March. Highly recommend making the drive from Selma to Montgomery as something Americans should experience about our history, just like Gettysburgh and the Freedom Trail in... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The bridge itself is not impressive, but one walks across because of the history, and that is monumental. At both the National Park Service interpretative centers in Selma and approximately 20 miles east on Highway 80, there is lots of information. Both are worth a visit.

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Milton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

After seeing the movie "Selma", we wanted to better explore this part of our American history. We were coming in from Montgomery and we stopped at the Lowndes Interpretive Center on the way, which provided extensive background information, as well as the center at the foot of the bridge. Walking the bridge takes you to the actual spot where history... More 

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Western Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My wife and I took a ride to Selma today so that we could walk the Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River. It just seemed like one of those things that needed to be done, since there has never been an end to the need for solidarity. We were not the only people walking on that historic bridge, and... More 

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