2020 Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Highlights

National Park Service


Event — Despite the challenges brought on by Covid-19, including the closing of the visitor centers, trail staff and partners were able to successfully participate in the Selma to Montgomery March Jubilee reenactment. 

John Lewis — Trail employees were able to honor the life of Congressman John Lewis at Brown Chapel A.M.E. in Selma, AL. Followers paid their final respects before he made his way across the bridge one final time. Trail employees later participated in the final funeral life remembrance events in Atlanta, GA. 


Maintenance — Staff provided technical assistance to private land owners interested in maintaining their historic properties and/or landscapes. 


Facilities — The trail opened its third interpretive center, in Montgomery at Alabama State University, to interpret the events that occurred in the Montgomery side of the voting rights campaign in March 1965. The facility opened briefly during the Selma to Montgomery Bloody Sunday Jubilee reenactment weekend.