Civil Rights in Selma


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Activity Level



City, Museums / Culture, Other


Kid Friendly: Yes. Not recommended for children under 10 years of age.

Friendly: Yes.
Can be modified to accommodate disabilities.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

Alabama and the Civil Rights Struggle

Join me as we journey back to a dark time in our nation's history and learn the inspirational stories of those who would stop at nothing to have their voices heard.

I offer first hand personal accounts of the history of Selma's involvement in the Voting Rights Struggle. I was born and raised in Selma and became a participant at eight when I was arrested for the first time along with my grandmother as she attempted to register to vote.

Alabama was the front line for both sides of a struggle that came to define post-war America. No visit to this historic state would be complete without due regard to the people who risked everything to overcome its institutionalized injustice.


You will meet me at the pre-specified location to view a 20 minute film on the history of Voting Rights Struggle. A overview and questions that you may have will be answered before beginning the walking tour. I will interpret as we walk. Sites will include but are not limited to Brown Chapel AME Church, George Washington Carver Homes, First Baptist Church and the Edmund Pettus Bridge. If the weather is not suitable for walking

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Please meet at #2 Broad Street, Selma, AL

End location: Back where we began.

Duration: 4 hours


This is a riding tour. but can be adjusted to accommodate those who wish to travel by private vehicle.

What’s Included

My services as your personal guide to the Civil Rights history of Selma.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

38 US dollar - Museums

What’s Extra


Transportation can be arranged at an additional cost.


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver at your request.

A Recent Review of this tour

Dear Joanne - You made this a once in a lifetime experience for us. We were overwhelmed by the fact that you are one of the freedom fighters and actually participated in the battles in Selma. We had a very emotional and superb 3 hour tour in your neighbourhood with you as the real storyteller - wow you are an amazing strong woman with a lot of stamina. Hearing you telling the story of what happened in those days was heartbreaking. I have travelled to the USA many times since 1992 and this tour is the best
Poul-Erik Larsen

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