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The Alabama Civil Rights Trail Podcast is a series where historians and experts help us explore some of the most significant events of the Movement that happened in the state. We also share the real stories of people who were there and who made a difference. And why what took place then is still so relevant to us today.

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The Alabama Civil Rights Trail Podcast is a series where historians and experts help us explore some of the most significant events of the Movement that happened in the state. We also share the real stories of people who were there and who made a difference. And why what took place then is still so relevant to us today.

    Ep. 3: Marching for the Vote

    Ep. 3: Marching for the Vote

    In this episode, “Marching for the Vote,” we learn about the Voting Rights protests in 1965 in Selma and Montgomery, Alabama, the violent resistance to them, and how the Civil Rights Movement ultimately triumphed.

    It features Betty Strong Boynton, Wanda Howard Battle, Sekou Franklin, Brenna Wynn Greer, Frye Gaillard, Glenn Eskew and Ed Bridges.

    • 25 min
    Ep. 2: The Birmingham Campaign

    Ep. 2: The Birmingham Campaign

    This episodes tells the story of how in the 1950s and 60s, Birmingham, Alabama, was one of the most racially segregated places in the U.S. People around the world were shocked when they learned of church bombings and saw photos and news footage of police turning their dogs on black teenagers or firemen aiming their hoses at protesters who were marching peacefully downtown. It was a watershed moment in the Civil Rights movement not only in Alabama, but for the country.

    It features Sarah Collins Rudolph, Reverend Arthur Price, Dan Carter, Brenna Wynn Greer, Sekou Franklin, Frye Gaillard, Mills Thornton, Dorothy Walker, and Glenn Eskew.

    • 22 min
    Ep. 1: Riding for Freedom

    Ep. 1: Riding for Freedom

    This episode tells the story of the Freedom Rides and the Freedom Riders who rode interstate buses across the South in 1961 and drew national attention to the Civil Rights Movement because of the violence that often erupted against them. It specifically focuses on the events that occurred in Anniston and Montgomery, Alabama that year.

    It features Bruce Boynton, Bernard Lafayette, Mills Thornton, Dorothy Walker, Brenna Wynn Greer, Frye Gaillard and Ed Bridges.

    • 28 min
    Introducing the Alabama Civil Rights Trail Podcast

    Introducing the Alabama Civil Rights Trail Podcast

    The Alabama Civil Rights Trail Podcast is a series where historians and experts help us explore some of the most significant events of the Movement that happened in the state. We also share the real stories of people who were there and who made a difference. And we learn why what took place then is still so relevant to us today.

    • 3 min

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In-depth perspective on civil rights

Compelling in-depth stories of civil rights in Alabama, great content! Informative, engaging and a must listen, with extra info how to travel to these important historical sites.

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