Historic Markers Across Alabama

Day Two

Marker ID: NPS 
Location: in the NPS Lowndes Interpretive Center, 7002 US-80, Hayneville, AL
County: Lowndes
Coordinates: N 32° 16.204    W 086° 43.628
  32.27006666    -86.72713333
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None


Day Two
Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail

Monday, March 22, 1965, on the second day of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March, protesters passed this site in late afternoon. At that time the four-lane highway in front of you was only two lanes, and for safety reasons the number of marchers was reduced from 4,000 the day before to 300 as the marchers entered Lowndes County.

Marchers covered 17 miles this day and had a little more than a mile farther to go from here before they could rest for the night. Although they were tired, foot sore, and weary, their spirits were high, their smiles broad, and their purpose—securing the right to vote—remained focused.

Once on the road, we began to realize how far seventeen miles is.... Still, we had the singing to buoy our spirits, and there was no end of freedom songs to entertain us and to probably rile most of the onlookers by the road.

2015 National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

Photographs of the marker can be found on HMDB.org

End of Day Two