NEW YORK TIMES: The Civil Rights Trail in Alabama

The collective suppression of and struggle for civil rights reverberated across the United States in the 1950s and 1960s, but its loudest chorus was in the American South. With expert guidance from The New York Times, explore Alabama to witness the sites and hear the stories of those who fought and died for equal rights. Even decades on, the echoes are still heard.

The civil rights movement is not African-American history: It’s American history, and The New York Times was reporting and photographing in the thick of it. Even today, the country wrestles with what it means to be equal. Alabama in many ways represents the epicenter, with names like Rosa Parks, Selma, George Wallace and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. occupying places in history along with the firebombings and protests. From the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church to the Edmund Pettus Bridge and the sobering Legacy Museum, explore this watershed moment; and with encounters exclusive to New York Times Journeys, learn how the paper covered a movement.

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