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The camps where Selma marchers slept during their epic journey to Montgomery have made the National Trust’s list of endangered sites. While the camps are marked along the trail, they have never been developed for visitors. The good thing is that once sites make the list, they’re almost always saved.
Louisiana has inaugurated its Civil Rights Trail with a marker at New Orleans’ famed Dooky Chase's Restaurant. Louisiana, which had been the only Southern state without a civil rights trail, will honor 15 spots across the state, with more planned. bit.ly/3xMpbv9
In the '50s and early '60s, Birmingham, AL’s Dynamite Hill was the center of racist violence as Black-owned homes and business were bombed and attacked. A new walking tour, offered April 10, 11, and May 8, 9 by the Vulcan Park and Museum visits this historic neighborhood, once home to
North Carolina's Civil Rights Trail recognizes three new sites, with markers to go up this summer. Now these sites of bravery and struggle from more than a half-century ago will not be forgotten. * The February 1960 sit-ins in uptown Shelby, North Carolina that were led by local high school
An historic Freedom House in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward has been preserved as a landmark. It was once the home of John Lewis, Stokely Carmichael & other young civil rights leaders in SNCC (the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee). Discover Atlanta bit.ly/3dVMefk
Two Georgia historical markers have been vandalized, including one honoring a lynching victim.
But history is not so easily erased. The same thing happened to Mississippi's Emmett Till markers, yet they still stand.