Saturday, February 9, 2008

Black Heritage Tour

School students from Selma and surrounding areas toured monuments and museums this week as part of Black History Month activities. Selma sponsors a Black Heritage Tour that includes a visit to the Old Depot Museum, National Voting Rights Museum, Brown Chapel AME Church and a walk across the Pettus Bridge. This museum, which once was the L&N train depot, has a black history room that features photos, murals and memorabilia from the Civil War era to Reconstruction, the Depression and Civil Rights era.

10 comments:

Jim said...

Thats a wonderful looking building.

Annie said...

Selma does have a rich history, one with lots of pain and lots of glory.

oldmanlincoln said...

It would be nice to be able to visit that museum. It looks lovely from the outside.

lv2scpbk said...

Wonderful colors and looks like a great place.

Sonia said...

Very nice building. I love the music too.

Have a good Sunday.

Alexander said...

That is great! It sure looks interesting. Nice music!

Alexander
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smilnsigh said...

Lovely old building. So happy that it is preserved, as a museum.

Mari-Nanci

Southern Heart said...

How nice...I love history, and to see other people interested in history, also. That is a lovely building.

Chris said...

Beautiful building. How far from Nashville is Selma?

Rambling Round said...

Thanks for your comments. The Old Depot is quite extensive in its exhibits. It pretty much covers Alabama Black Belt life and has not only a black history room but a Confederate history room, industrial section, agriculture exhibits and a fire museum in a separate building. The City of Selma caboose and other train relics are on display as well.

Chris, I think Selma is about a four-hour drive from Nashville. It takes about two hours from here to north Birmingham.