2019 Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Highlights


Programs — History teacher Verona Pitts, a former NPS park guide, was honored as the 2019 Selma High School Teacher of the Year and is assisting her students in participating in the 2020 National History Day program. The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail was present at Scoutfest, which has an estimated attendance of over 4,000 young scouts and adult leaders. NPS trail staff directly engaged 344 people and provided information about the trail and the importance of the voting rights movement. The scouts that approached the booth received trail information, Junior Ranger Books, and wristbands. 


Infrastructure — NPS held a public meeting regarding the rehabilitation of historic buildings to expand the interpretive facilities of the Selma to Montgomery NHT site. The rehabilitation proposes structural improvements to provide universal accessibility, a theater for 100 people, exterior rehabilitation to the floors and roof, fire suppression, and enhancement to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing system to support the improvements.