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Brown Chapel AME Church

410 Martin Luther King St, 36703, Selma, AL 36703
+1 334-874-7897
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Where it all began. It was especially moving to see this church surrounded by a neighborhood so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jodie K
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Seattle, Washington
Such a strong history!

We were returning to Indiana from Florida, and my mom mentioned driving through Alabama. I... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Michelle B
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Greenfield, Indiana, United States
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Headquarters for the 1965 voting rights marches.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
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410 Martin Luther King St, 36703, Selma, AL 36703
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jodie K
Reviewed 2 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

Thank Michelle B
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.

Thank Melodycthomas
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.

1  Thank TravelFanaticJGM
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...More

2  Thank RetiredTravelsEnid
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
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...More

Thank Scott D
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...More

Thank StephSchaeckermann
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.

Thank george b
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...More

2  Thank Desha A
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Gordon F
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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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