Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.

Selma

Welcome to Selma, AL, where every corner has a story to tell and where every visit is a journey of discovery. Begin your exploration at the Annual Tale Tellin' Festival, a celebration of storytelling that captures the essence of Selma's vibrant culture. Gather around as tales unfold, transporting you to different worlds through the power of words. For a serene escape, Songs of Selma Park provides a tranquil setting where you can immerse yourself in nature's melodies. It's the perfect spot for a leisurely walk or a moment of reflection. 

Art enthusiasts will find inspiration at the Selma Art Guild Gallery, where local and regional artistry is on full display. The gallery offers a glimpse into the creativity that thrives in Selma's artistic community. Experience the charm of Selma at the Selma Flea Market RV Park & Campground, a place that combines the nostalgia of a flea market with the comforts of a campground. It's a unique and enjoyable way to spend your day. 

Selma's historical significance shines bright at the Selma Voting Rights Monument and Park, where you can pay homage to the pivotal events that took place here. The J.C. Bates Selma Civil Rights History Museum further immerses you in the town's civil rights legacy. The iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge also stands as a symbol of Selma's role in the civil rights movement, inviting reflection and remembrance. For those seeking to delve deeper into the town's history, the Vaughan-Smitherman Museum, F.D. Reese Historic Home, and Selma Civil Rights Walk of Freedom Self-Guided GPS APP Audio Tour, and Selma Interpretive Center offer opportunities to connect with the past. 

Admire the beauty of the waterways at the City Marina, where you can take in scenic views and enjoy a tranquil moment by the river, or the sites of Paul Grist State Park. Nearby Riverside Park offers additional opportunities for outdoor enjoyment, with an annual reenactment of the Battle of Selma. Indulge your sweet tooth at the Candy Lady, a local favorite where delectable treats await. For a taste of Southern barbecue, Hickory Pit BBQ is a must-visit, serving up mouthwatering dishes that capture the essence of the South. Discover the historical treasures of Selma at Kenan's Mill, a place where time seems to stand still. Golfers can enjoy Craig Golf Course, where you can tee off amidst scenic landscapes.

Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.

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Alabama has a rich and complex history within the Civil Rights Movement and has served as the focal point for pivotal events that shaped the fight for equal rights that shaped our nation.

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Civil Rights: Tracing Selma to Montgomery

After winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and in 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began focusing his attention on Black voter registration in Selma, Alabama.

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Experience Alabama's Civil Rights Trail.

In two 25-minute episodes of Travels With Darley , Darley Newman takes viewers to some of the most historic sites along Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail where she interviews those who participated in the movement as well as those who are making an impact in shaping the Alabama of today.

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Visit Alabama’s African American Historic Sites.

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One of Alabama’s Most Haunted Historical Cities

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One thing Alabamians know is barbecue, and we’re not talking about the kind where you throw hot dogs and hamburgers on a grill. No, we mean truly authentic, cooked-to-precision barbecue pork, ribs and chicken: the kind you’d travel miles to eat.

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