The Walking Tour is a self-guided tour spanning a city block that takes the visitor through the story of the voting rights movement in Selma, Alabama. Twenty memorials in the tour highlight the history of the Voting Rights movement in Selma. Visitors walk by the First Baptist Church, George Washington Carver homes, Brown Chapel AME Church, Martin Luther King, Jr. monument and other sites.
The tour begins on the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Street and Jeff Davis Avenue, passes the George Washington Carver Homes, historic landmark Brown Chapel AME Church, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument. Through written word and vivid historic photographs, each of the twenty memorials along the route tell the story of the individuals, known and unknown, rich and poor, black and white, who came together for a common cause. These memorials portray the feeling of the local movement and the impact the people in Selma, Alabama had on the conscience of the nation.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Street Historic Tour will serve as a lasting tribute to the local African American people that so courageously gave of themselves to insure voting rights for all citizens regardless of race, creed, or color. For further generations, this Historic Walking Tour will remain as a visual testimony to a pivotal point in the struggle for voting rights in American history.
begins on the corner of
Martin Luther King, Jr. Street & Jeff Davis Avenue
Selma, AL 36701