The Selma Voting Rights Monument and Park, located in Selma, Alabama, is a historical site that commemorates the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march, which played a crucial role in the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The park, which covers 2.5 acres, includes a monument that features three life-sized figures: a young boy, a young girl, and an adult male, all of whom represent the different generations of activists who fought for voting rights.
The monument is surrounded by a plaza that includes inscriptions of quotes from leaders of the voting rights movement, such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Amelia Boynton Robinson. The park also includes a reflecting pool and a pathway that leads visitors to the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge, where marchers were attacked by law enforcement officers in 1965.
The Selma Voting Rights Monument and Park serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by activists in the struggle for voting rights and stands as a symbol of hope and progress towards a more just and equitable society.