From Selma to Montgomery: The 40th Anniversary of the Voting Rights March

March 21, 2005 – September 11, 2005

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

2nd Floor, West Corridor Floor Plan

On March 21, 1965, more that 3,000 demonstrators began a five-day march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to bring national attention to the continuing struggle to register African Americans to vote. This showcase features clothing worn by Selma marchers, a voter registration manual, and photographs to mark the 40th anniversary of this historic march and the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.