National Geographic : 2018 Apr
Walk in the footsteps of giants. Voting-rights activists John Lewis and Hosea Williams led 600 peaceful marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, only to be viciously attacked by state and local lawmen on what became known as Bloody Sunday. Today, you can walk across the historic Selma, Alabama, bridge, just one of dozens of inspiring landmarks on the U.S . Civil Rights Trail. To learn more about heroes as diverse as Georgia’s Martin Luther King Jr. and Virginia’s 16-year-old Barbara Johns, go to CivilRightsTrail.com. 1965 2018 What happened here changed the world.