Though the voting rights struggle is rich in memorabilia and documentation, the National Voting Rights Museum & Institute plays an important role in enhancing public knowledge through the following:
Black Belt Heritage Tours
Personal Collection Exhibits
Living History Projects
AS A MUSEUM
The NVRMI exhibits materials and artifacts from the voting rights struggle in America, especially those that highlight the experiences, which fueled "Bloody Sunday”, the Selma to Montgomery March, and the Civil Rights Movement throughout the South. The NVRMI provides research forums, community action, and makes presentations that impact or support voting rights issues in America.
AS AN INSTITUTE
The NVRMI will serve as a steward of history and repository to identify, acquire, organize, preserve, and administer records and information of enduring value, as well as care for and protect the collection of historical records and manuscripts. Its primary goal is to educate, inform, and remind individuals of the lessons of the past by enriching and enhancing the knowledge of voting rights through visual and audio means. Its purpose is to also preserve and make accessible archives and information it contains. At the heart of the Museum lie its archives, which house the museum’s collections, artifacts and digitization. The NVRMI Archives will promote the collection, description and use of archives and manuscripts in Selma and Dallas County.
The NVRMI provides a means for individuals and institutions to work together to preserve the historical record of Selma and Alabama.