BLACK VOICES
09/06/2013 03:17 pm ET

Selma Montgomery Historic Trail - What We Found In Selma

AP

This summer I took my kids on a driving tour of the United States. Along the way we visited quite a few National Historic Sites from Gettysburg, to Fort Necessity, Pennsylvania (a fort from the French and Indian War), to Hopewell Mounds, Ohio (ancient mounds built by long-disappeared Indians), to the Westward Expansion museum in St. Louis, Missouri, to the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve in Kansas (a piece of pristine prairie complete with a resident buffalo herd), to name just a few. All of these sites were well-maintained and well-attended and at each I collected a glossy color pamphlet about the site with a history lesson and photos.

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