National Voting Rights Museum


This museum, located near the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, tells the tale of the Selma to Montgomery march, and includes exhibits on women's suffrage, reconstruction, nonviolent resistance and other movements. The effort is heartfelt if a little amateur and disjointed.

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