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On March 7 1965, 600 Civil Rights protesters were shot by state and local police as they tried to march from Selma to Montgomery, culminating in the eponymous ?Bloody Sunday?, one of the most violent chapters of the Civil Rights Movement. The event raised the struggle for equality and justice to newer heights. The starting point of this Selma-to-Montgomery March was the Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Alabama.

Built in 1908, the church also served as the headquarters and meeting place of the SCLC, or Selma Christian Leadership Conference during the so-called Selma Movement. This movement was critical in the events that culminated in the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The march was regarded as the key player in this victory. For its historic role, the church was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1997.
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City: Selma
County: Dallas
Address: 410 Martin Luther King, Jr. Street
Zip: 36703
Category: Religious Site
Website: Brown Chapel A.M.E.
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