White Hall in Lowndes County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
You Gotta Move
Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
The Davis family was evicted after 25 years, the Glover family after 35 years, and the Lusane family after 60 years. Some 40 families were turned out. Some moved in with friends or relatives. Others left the county. And still others left the state. Those who had no place else to go came here to Tent City. Walk the path and learn more about these people and their struggle.
A Community Comes Together
After the wave of evictions hit, the Lowndes County Christian Movement for Human Rights (LCCMHR) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) scrambled to keep families together. LCCMHR purchased six-plus acres here and with the help of SNCC and local volunteers erected canvas tents, set up army cots, and installed stove heaters in the tents in time for the arrival of the first Tent City residents.
I registered in August and got asked to leave our house in October after we had been there seven years.
Erected 2015 by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Location. 32° 16.233′ N, 86° 43.632′ W. Marker is in White Hall, Alabama, in Lowndes County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 80 west of White Hall Road. Touch for map. Located within the National Park Service Lowndes Interpretive Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7002 US-80, Hayneville AL 36040, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Day Two (within shouting distance of this marker); After the March—Tent City (within shouting distance of this marker); It Started in Selma (within shouting distance of this marker); Marchers, Supporters, Hecklers (within shouting distance of this marker); A Price Paid (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); No Isolated Incident (about 300 feet away); Holy Ground Battlefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Gillard Baptist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Hall.
Regarding You Gotta Move. This National Park Service site is dedicated to those who peacefully marched
The $10 million structure was made possible through collaborative efforts between the National Park Service, the Federal Highway Administration and the Alabama Department of Transportation. There are no entrance fees required to visit this center.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 88 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 7, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.