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Brown Chapel AME Church

410 Martin Luther King St, 36703, Selma, AL 36703-3141
+1 334-874-7897
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Living History

We were fortunate enough to hear two of the "foot soldiers" who participated in the Voting Rights... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patricia B
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Charleston, SC
Lovely church

The church wasn't open the day we stopped in Selma. But after visiting the Interpretive Center, we... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Glenda1947
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West Branch, Iowa, United States
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Headquarters for the 1965 voting rights marches.
  • Excellent63%
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  • Average10%
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410 Martin Luther King St, 36703, Selma, AL 36703-3141
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+1 334-874-7897
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to hear two of the "foot soldiers" who participated in the Voting Rights March. What inspirational stories they have to share.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

The church wasn't open the day we stopped in Selma. But after visiting the Interpretive Center, we gained an appreciation for this beautiful and meaningful part of the Civil Rights battle.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We only drove by the church. It's a beautiful building. Sad to see the surrounding neighborhood in such poor condition.

1  Thank Mathyew
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Where it all began. It was especially moving to see this church surrounded by a neighborhood so deep in poverty.

1  Thank Jodie K
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

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 Church, and made a stop here. We did not go inside,...More

1  Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

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.

1  Thank Melodycthomas
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

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 civil rights struggle.

1  Thank TravelFanaticJGM
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

We arranged a personal tour with Joe. He was a wealth of knowledge and had inside knowledge to all of those events that happened at this historic church. In fact he has family members who housed Martin Luther King and other Nobel peace prize winners...More

2  Thank RetiredTravelsEnid
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

This historic church is located right next to a housing project area. One of the little kids asked us why we were taking pictures of the church. It is a sad commentary that he lives so close to history and not know its significance.

Thank zablob
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

We were just driving through, but it was worth stopping by and getting a feel for the neighborhood, the walk to Edmund Pettus bridge, and reading the stories on signs about this place. If we had it to do over, we would have arrived in...More

Thank Scott D
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Gordon F
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Response from Saranger | Reviewed this property |
Best to call or email the church directly. We visited during an anniversary open house. The NPS visitor center downtown may be able to help if you arrive in Selma and haven't yet contacted the church. They are very warm and... More
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