Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, taken in 2000.
|Location||410 Martin Luther King, Jr., Street, Selma, Alabama|
|Architect||A. J. Farley|
|NRHP Reference #||82002009|
|Added to NRHP||February 4, 1982|
|Designated NHL||December 12, 1997|
|Designated ARLH||June 16, 1976|
Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church is a church 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.
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