Many civil rights-era sites have been preserved and made open to the public. Birmingham's Civil Rights District is home to Kelly Ingram Park, a site where marchers and activists came together in protest. Nearby is 16th Street Baptist Church, where Ku Klux Klan members killed four young girls in a 1963 bombing.
Walk across Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge , the site of a 1965 violent confrontation that helped rally national support for the Civil Rights Movement, or visit the airfield where the Tuskegee Airmen , the first African-American military pilots, trained during World War II. In Montgomery, stop by the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. was the pastor from 1954-1960.