The House by the Side of the Road

The Place Where MLK Planned the Selma Movement


By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- The Voting Rights Movement in Selma helped secure the right to vote for every American citizen, regardless of race, creed or color.

Nearly half a century ago in Selma, Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior successfully planned and lead the movement that would change the world.

He planned the marches, organized the mass meetings and directed the Selma Movement at the House by the Side of the Road.

Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson and her family opened up their home to Dr. King and the cause during that pivotal time in American history.

"He would have staff meetings here. He would have people from the community coming in like Rev. Reese would come in, you know and, people from all over the world, I never knew who was going to step up at that door," said Jackson.

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