Tent City Exhibit

This exhibit at the Lowndes Interpretive Center recreates a makeshift sleeping area used by many of the marchers on the Selma to Montgomery in what became known as Tent City on Route 80 near White Hall. The rest stop was established on property originally purchased to house black tenants who had been evicted by their white landlords for registering to vote, and the center was built at the site.

Photo courtesy of the National Park Service