Alabama and the Civil Rights Struggle
Join me for a private and personal 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 begin the tour. I will interpret as we ride. 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 suitable we will stop at Brown Chapel for interpretations of several sites in the area and of course, picture taking. Then resume the riding tour.
The tour will end at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge where if desired, participants will walk across the bridge.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Please meet at #2 Broad Street Selma, AL
Duration: 3 hours
This is a riding/walking tour. You are required to provide your own transportation that can also seat 1 additional person.
*Due to COVID-19 If you have more than 3 people please contact us for transportation details.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
38 US dollar - - Museums
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.
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Joanne B, is fantastic! The events of 1965 were shocking beyond words! Yet, she was able to illustrate the seriousness of this depravity, and its results today, in a fun way through her sparkling personality. I would do the tour again and bring more people!