Montgomery’s cultural heritage reflects two of America’s most transformative struggles: the Civil War and the civil rights movement. On February 18, 1861, Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as president of the Confederate States of America on the Alabama Capitol steps. Those same steps marked the final destination of this Selma-Montgomery voting rights march on March 25, 1965. The telegram to fire on Fort Sumter originated in the Winter Building on Court Square on April 11, 1861. Down the street, and a century later, Mrs. Rosa L. Parks refused to give up her seat, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Discover these compelling stories and more surrounding the historic landmarks along Montgomery’s Civil Heritage Trail.