Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, Alabama

Carol M. Highsmith

National Park Service

National Park Service

The Pettus Bridge was the site of Bloody Sunday (March 7, 1965), where state and local lawmen attacked civil rights demonstrators who were attempting to march from Selma to the state capital Montgomery. Named for Edmund Winston Pettus, a Confederate brigadier general and U.S. Senator, the bridge carries U.S. Route 80 over the Alabama River and is part of the Selma-to-Montgomery National Historic Trail.

Library of Congress Control Number

Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-highsm-07312 (original digital file)


  • Title: Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, Alabama
  • Creator: Carol M. Highsmith
  • Contributor: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
  • Source: Source

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