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.Plan to visit Brown Chapel AME Church and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Selma attractions using our Selma road trip app .
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.
Brown Chapel AME Church Reviews
You have to go in the church to have the full effect of the history. There is a gentleman there that will tell you all about who, what, when & how eveything happened, along with a short tour of the ch... more »
Although the location for this is right in the middle of a housing area, it was still something we wanted to see. The MLK monument is very meaningful. more »
Brown's Chapel Democratic dignitaries have arrived. Rev Jesse Jackson, Hillary Clinton, Cory Booker #SelmaAlabamaJubileeBridgeCrossing We had to watch on the big screen outside #54th Anniversay
MLK landmark out front. Not able to go in. An honor to see the location so important to the people of the civil rights voting movement.
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