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Address: 410 Martin Luther King St, 36703, Selma, AL 36703
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+1 334-874-7897
10:00 - 16:00
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Headquarters for the 1965 voting rights marches.

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While in Selma. a must see!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 December 2016
Alpharetta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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.

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Enid, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 during their stays in Selma. I highly recommend that you try to arrange a tour... More 

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Mableton, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 time for Sunday morning church!

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Summerdale, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Don't visit on a Monday or you won't be able to get inside the building. The neighborhood is in the middle of a housing project and didn't seem very safe. The signage is very good and this is a stop on the phone guided tour of the historic route.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Didn't get a chance to go inside, however it looks the same outside as it did in the 60s. Most of the same houses in the neighborhood.

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Hyattsville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Loved loved loved this church! A couple of side streets away from the bridge. There was a group of cyclists in town that the church fed and invited us to take part. Tell me that's not southern hospitality at its best and the food was great. They have a nice memorial to Dr King and the architecture of the building... More 

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Northern California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

My husband wanted to stop here. He saw the movie. We were passing thru from california. Some people on here were concerned with neighborhood. I've seen ten times etchier neighborhoods. I guess it's all about how you feel. My family is very white and I didn't feel u comfortable at all. Just a couple of churches w history and plaques... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I was glad I walked to this church, where the three marches to Montgomery started. Seeing that the church is located in a low income housing complex and seeing the run down and abandoned houses in the neighborhood, gave me new insights into Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement. It was compelling to then follow the routes of... More 

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