Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church in Selma

Brown Chapel AME Church, in Selma, Dallas County, played a pivotal role in the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The church served as a meeting space for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to coordinate its voter rights project in Selma. And it was the starting point for the Selma to Montgomery marches. The brick church, with twin towers, was built in 1908 in the Romanesque Revival style. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1982 and is a stop on the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail.

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