Selma to Montgomery National Historic TrailWhile helicopters buzzed overhead, National Guard soldiers—ordered by President Lyndon Johnson to protect the marchers—lined U.S. Highway 80, alert to the potential of violence by angry whites. Marchers walked mile after tired mile, while black supporters in Lowndes County—a county with no registered black voters at the beginning of 1965—left fields and homes to wave the marchers on. Local whites looked on in silent amazement and disgust, through some, seething with anger, jeered and sneered at marchers (right) as they passed by.
|Placed By||The National Park Service, Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, January 7th, 2018 at 1:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 525715 N 3570398|
|Decimal Degrees||32.27001667, -86.72695000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 16.201', W 86° 43.617'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 16' 12.06" N, 86° 43' 37.02" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7153 US-80, Hayneville AL 36040, US|
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