Welcome to Selma
Selma is a quiet town located in the heart of the Alabama 'Black Belt,' a moniker once used to describe the area's dark, high-quality soil, then later the large population of African Americans enslaved to work the fruits of that same soil. It's most well known for Bloody Sunday: March 7, 1965. The media captured state troopers and deputies beating and gassing African Americans and white sympathizers near the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Selma is a must-visit for those interested in the history of the Civil Rights movement, and is an attractive spot to linger in its own right.