Montgomery

MLK Home, Montgomery

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. home, Montgomery; (c) Soul Of America

Montgomery

US City Seperator

On 1 December 1955, a seamstress named Rosa Parks captivated the nation by refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus. The world and this city have changed ever since. Visiting the region today is like reaching in the soil to find the roots of modern race relations America. In many ways, Montgomery and Selma are our Race Relations Thermometer.

History
Our nation changed based on actions invoked here on 11 January 1861. On that date Alabama seceded from the Union, Montgomery became the “Cradle of the Confederacy” and served as the first capitol of the Confederate States of America … More

Montgomery Civil Rights Movement
Though the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education decision, they established a critical new legal precedent for the Civil Rights Movement in 1954, but events unfolding here established the more powerful, non-violent activist phase of the movement … More

Cultural Sites
Rosa Parks Museum, Library, Museum & Historic Site constructed in front of the bus stop where Parks was arrested for keeping her seat in 1955. Exhibits tell the story of her bravery and that of other civil rights activists in Alabama … More

Restaurants and Nightclubs
Montgomery only has a few Soul Food restaurants. But you can can your grub with many soul Food favorites by people who know how to prepare Old School recipes … More

Heritage Sites
Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights Trail commemorates the 5-day, 54-miles march from Selma to Montgomery for voting rights. The trail starts at Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma and travels the route across Edmund Pettus Bridge, along Highway 80 and to Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery … More

Montgomery Attractions
Alabama State Capitol, Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Davis Theatre of Performing Arts, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Department of Archives & History, Riverwalk Amphitheater, F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum … More

Montgomery Trivia and Famous Residents
Of course Rosa Parks and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King headline famous residents, but were you aware of E.D. Nixon, Nat King Cole, Tom Joyner and other famous citizens in the area … More



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