History holds magnificent power; it can make us wiser, smarter and overall better as a society. Take a step back in time and watch history unfold at the many historical sites scattered all throughout the state. Alabama is home to one of the most complete records of prehistoric cultures in the Southeast. It is home to grounds of historical battles like the Battle of Horseshoe Bend and the Battle of Mobile Bay. In Alabama, you can walk the grounds of places and relive events that forever changed our nation and our world. Go ahead and dive deeper into the past. You never know what you might find.
Tour the Alabama Civil Rights Trail
The Freedom Riders National Monument is the site of the 1961 bus burning and the former Greyhound Bus Station. This monument honors the Freedom Riders’ achievements in their fight against segregation on public transportation. Murals in the alleyways of the old Greyhound Bus Station depict scenes from when the Freedom Riders were violently attacked by angry mobs. These events drew international attention to the Freedom Riders’ mission and the state of race relations in the United States. Today, you can visit this monument and reflect on the achievements of this courageous group of civil rights activists...
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Whether it's enlightening your mind to our state's past or walking in the footsteps of iconic figures, Alabama has some of the greatest history experiences waiting for you.
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