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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 only drove by the church. It's a beautiful building. Sad to see the surrounding neighborhood in such poor condition.  more »
  • Where it all began. It was especially moving to see this church surrounded by a neighborhood so deep in poverty.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Remember Dr king
  • I loved the personal narrative from the people who experienced our history!
  • 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.
  • Beautiful place of worship
  • Didn't go inside but it's in the neighborhood so.that was nice to know

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