Saturday, March 6, 2010

Brown Chapel Circa 1908

Brown Chapel AME Church is best known as the headquarters of the Voting Rights Movement in Selma. This 1908 Romanesque structure became the starting point of the March 7, 1965 (Bloody Sunday) march across the Pettus Bridge and the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march two weeks later. It is also the site where numerous mass meetings were held. The church is a focal point this weekend during the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee.

1 comment:

Hilda said...

Looks very striking from this angle. Great history too.