Famous Alabamians Hometown Heroes Road Trip
Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Hank Williams Sr. and George Washington Carver – these names rank among the most notable people in America.
Alabama was at the heart of the civil rights movement during the mid-20th century. The march from Selma to Montgomery, Rosa Parks’ refusal to take a backseat, and the courageous trips taken by the Freedom Riders are not just events that changed the country, but they also impacted the entire world. The sites of these pivotal moments and more have been preserved and made accessible to everyone, so that the lessons from the fight for human rights can continue to be learned for generations to come.
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The fight for American civil rights spanned decades, cities and states – from Topeka, Kansas, to Memphis, Tennessee, from Atlanta, Georgia, to Selma and Birmingham, and all the way to Washington, D.C. Chart the course of the Civil Rights Movement through the Civil Rights Trail that begins with the site of school integration and takes you to the scene of Bloody Sunday and finally the Supreme Court of the United States.
Nestled among the woodlands atop the western brow of Lookout Mountain, the historic and scenic village of Mentone hosts antiques stores, arts and crafts shops, galleries and restaurants. The Lookout Mountain Parkway is known for its beautiful waterfalls and great white-water kayaking.
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