National Trails System Act of 1968, Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail, Selma, Alabama

The Selma To Montgomery National Historic Trail

In 1996, the U.S. Congress established the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail through an amendment of the National Trails System Act of 1968, an act which established the first U.S. National Park trials.

The trail outlines the events of “Bloody Sunday” during an attempted march to Montgomery, and the final successful march after a federal judge ordered that the Alabama police had to allow the thousands of marchers to walk to Montgomery.

Author’s Note:

A total of 30 trials have been established since the passage of the National Trails System Act of 1968.

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