The Official Travel Site of Alabama

Montgomery & Selma

Road to Freedom Wagon Tour

March 04, 2017 in Orrville , AL

10am - 11am

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Wagon tours offer a fun way to explore Old Cahawba

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Lest we forget: one hundred years BEFORE the 1965 Voting Rights March focused on the Dallas county courthouse in nearby Selma, a brave community of recently emancipated African-Americans gathered around an older courthouse in Cahawba. These 19th century "foot soldiers" exercised their right to vote and - for a brief time - gained great political power. This wagon tour tells the story of Cahawba's African American majority and traces their path from slavery to freedom with a special emphasis on how they reshaped Cahawba as they pursued their dreams of equality.