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Brown Chapel AME Church, Selma

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • 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...  read 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...  read more »
  • We were just driving through, but it was worth stopping by and getting a feel for the neighborhood, the walk to Edmund Pettus bridge, and reading the stories on signs about this place. If we had it to...  read more »
  • 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.
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