Civil Rights Legacy
The heart of the Civil Rights Movement during the mid-20th century was founded here. Go behind the scenes of the lives of those that started a movement. From Rosa Parks’ refusal to take the back seat to the courageous Freedom Riders, Alabama is home to some of the most pivotal moments in history. Here, you can encounter an era of triumph and tragedy. You can celebrate moments that not only redefined our state but also our nation and world forever. There are many interactive exhibits and museums dedicated to the Movement allowing you to reflect on the past and look to a future where all are indeed equal.
Featured Locations & Events
Whether it's walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge or touring 16th Street Baptist Church, Alabama has some of the most enriching civil rights experiences waiting for you.
Before planning your trip, be sure to check out upcoming events!
56th Anniversary Bridge Crossing Jubilee
SelmaMore Details »
Selections from Lynthia Edwards: An Art Exhibition at Kentuck Art Center
NorthportMore Details »
The Legacy Lives
Explore these attractions and more when you visit our civil rights destinations.