Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Cultural Landscape Report

Created by Congress in 1996, The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail commemorates the nationally significant people, places, and events leading up to and associated with the Selma voting rights campaign and the three voting rights marches that took place in March 1965. In the fall of 2019, WLA Studio began documentation of the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail. The goal of the documentation is to produce a Cultural Landscape Report for the National Park Service. This report will document the historic and existing conditions of the route from Marion to Selma, Alabama and from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. The project will provide park management with an assessment of the character-defining features of the cultural landscape and will develop treatment recommendations to ensure preservation of these significant resources. This is an atypical CLR due to the legislatively determined focus on March 1965 and due to the largely non-federal ownership status of the resource.