Planning your â€¨pilgrimage
Information about civil rights sites featured in this article, and more, is available from:
• Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel, “Black Heritage Guide”: www.800alabama.com; (800) 252-2262.
• City of Selma Tourism, “History Lives in Selma” and “Selma’s Early African-American Pioneers”: www.SelmaAlabama.com; (800) 457-3562.
• Southern Poverty Law Center, “The Civil Rights Memorial”: www.splcenter.org; (334) 956-8200.
• Traveler’s Guide to the Civil Rights Movement by Jim Carrier (Harvest Books, 2004; available from www.amazon.com).
• Selma, 1965: The March That Changed the South by Charles E. Fager (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1974; out-of-print, may be available from www.half.com) recounts the events before, during and after the march in great detail.
• The March from Selma to Montgomery: African Americans Demand the Vote by Jake Miller (The Rosen Publishing Group, 2004; available from www.amazon.com) is picture book for ages 4 to 8.
• There Comes a Time: The Struggle for Civil Rights by Milton Meltzer (Random House, 2001; available from www.amazon.com) provides an overview of the civil rights movement for ages 9 to 12.
40 years after the Voting Rights Act, a walk of faith in Alabama
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