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Brown Chapel AME Church, Selma

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church is a church at 410 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard 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 acquired a map at the Selma Interpretive Center which indicated important historic sites to see in Selma. So off we went to the Brown Chapel. There were informational signs which were very...  more »
  • We had to stop by the church as it is such a part of American history. It was closed but we managed to get some nice exterior photographs. It looks like it may be getting ready for a renovation. Good....  more »
  • An iconic spot on American history. Visit but be careful .
  • A meaningful part of our Civil Rights history. Went in time for the presentation and discussion which was very good

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