Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church (Selma, Alabama)

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Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Brown Chapel AME.jpg
Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, taken in 2000.
Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church (Selma, Alabama) is located in Alabama
Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church (Selma, Alabama)
Location 410 Martin Luther King, Jr., Street, Selma, Alabama
Coordinates 32°24′44.65″N 87°0′58.19″W / 32.4124028°N 87.0161639°W / 32.4124028; -87.0161639Coordinates: 32°24′44.65″N 87°0′58.19″W / 32.4124028°N 87.0161639°W / 32.4124028; -87.0161639
Built 1908
Architect A. J. Farley
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 82002009
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 4, 1982[2]
Designated NHL December 12, 1997[3]
Designated ARLH June 16, 1976[1]

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.[3][4]

It was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on June 16, 1976 and later declared a National Historic Landmark on February 4, 1982.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Properties on the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage". Alabama Historical Commission. www.preserveala.org. Retrieved October 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved October 19, 2007. 
  4. ^ Cecil N. McKithan (August 29, 1997). "Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church". National Register of Historic Places (National Park Service).