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Brown Chapel AME Church, Selma

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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 were returning to Indiana from Florida, and my mom mentioned driving through Alabama. I immediately knew we needed to go to Selma. Drove over the Edmund Pettus bridge, drove by the First Baptist Ch...  more »
  • The church was not open so we stood outside and read the story board about how the citizens gathered here for strength and unity of purpose.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • 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.