In March 1965, as thousands of Civil Rights demonstrators marched from Selma to Montgomery to campaign for full voting rights, three African American farm owners along the 54-mile route courageously offered their properties as overnight campsites for the marchers, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King, and Congressman John Lewis. These families are among those who Dr. King called the “ordinary people with extraordinary vision” as they risked their lives in support of the Civil Rights movement.
Since its establishment in 1996, the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail has preserved and interpreted the 54-mile journey undertaken by these activists. However, many historic sites along the trail, such as the David Hall and Robert Gardner farms, need preservation as well as interpretation to expand our understanding of the important contributions of ordinary individuals in support of the Civil Rights movement.
Sign your name to show your support for the preservation and expanded interpretation of historic sites associated with the Selma to Montgomery March.
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