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Brown Chapel AME Church, Selma

(4.7/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church is a church in Selma, Alabama, United States. This church was a starting point for the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965 and, as the meeting place and offices of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) during the Selma Movement, played a major role in the events that led to the adoption of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The nation's reaction to Selma's "Bloody Sunday" march is widely credited with making the passage of the Voting Rights Act politically viable in the United States Congress.It was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on June 16, 1976 and later declared a National Historic Landmark on February 4, 1982.
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  • I visited the Brown Chapel AME Church while in Selma to see the various civil rights sites in the city. The church is easy to find and is near the Edmund Pettus Bridge. This such an iconic part of the...  more »
  • We arranged a personal tour with Joe. He was a wealth of knowledge and had inside knowledge to all of those events that happened at this historic church. In fact he has family members who housed Marti...  more »
  • This historic church is located right next to a housing project area. One of the little kids asked us why we were taking pictures of the church. It is a sad commentary that he lives so close to histor...  more »
  • Didn't go inside but it's in the neighborhood so.that was nice to know
  • Site with great history pertaining to the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches. Doors were locked when we tried to visit, so maybe try calling beforehand. Neighborhood isn't the best.
  • Worth a look for it's historical significances, but I wouldn't recommend you get out of your vehicle if traveling alone. I didn't feel particularly safe in the immediate community.