a feminine name
Origin of Selma; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Classical Greek selma, a ship
city in SC Ala.: site of a voter registration drive led by Martin Luther King, Jr., & starting point for a civil-rights march to Montgomery, Ala. (1965)
A city of south-central Alabama west of Montgomery. A Confederate arsenal during the Civil War, it was the site of a major battle in April 1865. In 1965, a drive to register local voters, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., culminated in a protest march from Selma to Montgomery (March 21–25).