Songs of Selma Park was created by the City of Selma from a vacant lot where the Baker building once stood. The Baker building housed a general merchandise store, a hardware store, and at the time of it’s burning, a fine restaurant. The park’s name came from an Ossian poem “Songs of Selma,” from which Selma was named.
The historic landmark is a tribute to the brave men and women who fought for civil rights during the Selma-to-Montgomery marches in 1965. It is a place of remembrance and celebration of the events that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The park features a beautiful mural depicting the marchers, as well as a memorial wall with the names of those who lost their lives during the struggle for voting rights. Visitors can also enjoy a walking trail that winds through the park and takes them past a number of historical landmarks.
Songs of Selma Park is an important reminder of the sacrifices made by those who fought for equal rights in America. It serves as a powerful symbol of hope and courage, inspiring visitors to continue the fight for justice and equality for all.