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Perry County: From the Classroom to the Farm

Located in Perry County | What you’ll find: Historical | Trips

photo courtesy of Rural Southwest Alabama Tour Judson College – a historic women’s college: Notable buildings on campus include A. Howard Bean Hall, a Carnegie library which now houses the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame as well as classrooms. Alabama Wom …

Ramah Baptist Church

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Historical

Founded in 1868, this church held many mass meetings during the Civil  Rights Movement

Rikard’s Mill Historical Park

Located in Monroe County | What you’ll find: Historical | Outdoor Recreation

Rikard’s Mill Historical Park is owned and operated by the Monroe County Heritage Museums. The park is located on Flat Creek near Beatrice, Alabama in Monroe County.

Robert Gardner Farm Campsite

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Historical

Robert Gardner’s Farm Campsite is located at the intersection of US Highway 80, East and Frederick Douglass, which was previously known as Caffery Road, in Burkeville, Lowndesboro, AL. On March 23, 1965, the Voting Rights Marchers camped on this proper …

Rosie Steele Farm Campsite

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Historical

This was the the second campsite on the march from Selma to Montgomery. The marchers stayed there on the night of March 22nd. That evening, curious people from the neighboring countryside gathered to see what the march was all about.

Selma Interpretative Center

Located in Dallas County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Historical | Museum

(Welcome Center to the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail) The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail was established by Congress in 1996, to commemorate the events, people, and route of the 1965 Voting Rights March in Alabama. The March …

Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail

Located in Dallas County | What you’ll find: Historical | Outdoor Recreation

From beginning to end, the Selma to Montgomery March Byway is filled with civil rights history. Home to one of the most significant events in the American struggle for equality, this 54-mile stretch of highway marks the journey that led to equal voting rights for American citizens, regardless of race.

Selma Welcome Center

Located in Dallas County | What you’ll find: Historical | Museum

If you are interested in visiting Selma, a good place to start is at the Selma Welcome Center located downtown at 14 Broad Street. The Welcome Center has a wonderful collection of area attractions. You can pick up brochures on each of Selma’s museums, …

Selma’s Historic Water Avenue

Located in Dallas County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Historical

View the world-famous Edmund Pettus Bridge and Songs of Selma Park as you stroll through one of Selma’s most historic areas. Visit the Bridge Tender’s House and Riverfront Park as you explore our city’s rich history.

Silas Community House & Veterans Park

Located in Choctaw County | What you’ll find: Historical

Community House is located in the old Town District of Silas. It was established in 2001. The house is one of the few remaining early 20th Century residences in the town. The front portion of the Community House, predating 1917, was an ice cream parlor …

Smith Building Art Gallery

Located in Perry County | What you’ll find: Historical | Museum

The Smith Building was built in 1880 and served Marion as a store for many years.  The building has since become an art gallery and houses a photography exhibit on Alabama’s Black Belt. The Smith Building also serves as the perfect space for downtown f …

Snow Hill Institute

Located in Wilcox County | What you’ll find: Historical

This is a historic African-American school that was founded in 1893 by Dr. William J. Edwards, a graduate of Tuskegee University. The school opened as the Colored Literary and Industrial School in a one-room log cabin on the R. O. Simpson plantation.  …

Songs of Selma Park

Located in Dallas County | What you’ll find: Historical

Songs of Selma Park was created by the City of Selma where the Baker building once stood. The Baker building housed a general merchandise store, a hardware store, and at the time of it’s burning, a fine restaurant. The park’s name came from an Ossian p …

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (c. 1880)

Located in Conecuh County | What you’ll find: Architectural | Historical

The first Episcopalian minister came to Evergreen in December 1870.  This Episcopalian church was built circa 1880.  Prior to this, the Episcopalian congregation held their services at the Union Church which was a community church that all denomination …

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Freedom House

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Historical

The Jackson family provided this property for the headquarters and home of the Lowndes County Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) staff. This is where civil rights activists came to work when visiting the area. The first SNCC project to pr …

Sturdivant Hall

Located in Dallas County | What you’ll find: Historical | Museum

This magnificent structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and in the 1934 American Building Survey. Its construction was begun in 1852 by Colonel Edward T. Watts, a local resident. Sturdivant Hall stands upon a spacious lot (292 …

Sumter County Courthouse Square

Located in Sumter County | What you’ll find: Historical

The Courthouse Square is located in the heart of Livingston. Within the Square, you will find the Sumter County Courthouse, Confederate Monument, and the Bored Well.

Tabernacle Baptist Church

Located in Dallas County | What you’ll find: Architectural | Historical

The Brown Hawkins Rural Learning Center

Located in Conecuh County | What you’ll find: Historical

The Learning Center will be at the home of Dr. Hillary James Hawkins (Brown Hawkins). The Hawkins home was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. The Learning Center is designed for all ages, and especially for school age children tha …

The Calhoun School

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Historical

The Calhoun Colored School was a private boarding and day school in Calhoun, Lowndes County, AL. The Calhoun Colored School was first designed to educate rural African American students according to the industrial school model. As the school developed, …

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