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“Where it all began”

Brown Chapel AME Church
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Selma
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Owner description: Headquarters for the 1965 voting rights marches.
Abilene, Texas
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Where it all began”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

This is the church where the quest for voting rights, civil rights, and human rights led by Dr Martin Luther King jr all started to unfold in 1965. This is the beginning of the route the marchers took to Montgomery. There are signs marking the route all through town. There is a wonderful monument in front of the curch telling the story. I enjoy seeing history I've actually read about in the newspapers and seen on television instead of just in history books.

Visited May 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

We did not tour the church ( not sure if tours are offered) but we made the drive following the route of the marchers and to actually see the church where meetings and decisions were made was worth it for me

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