Historic Brown Chapel AME Church

Selma Church Designated An Endangered Historic Place

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The need for major repairs at a National Historic Landmark in Selma — is raising concerns about the site’s future. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has designated Brown Chapel A.M.E Church in Selma — as one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places of 2022. Brown Chapel — played a pivotal role during the…

COVID-19 Creates New Challenges to Effort to End Hunger in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The COVID-19 crisis continues to create new challenges in the fight to stamp out hunger. Namely, the pandemic has affected both the food supply — and demand for food. The Selma Area Food Bank has been working to end hunger in West Alabama — for close to 30 years. Executive Director Jeff Harrison says the…

Congressman John Lewis’ Passing Leaves Void in Bridge Crossing Jubilee

From the West Alabama newsroom– Congressman John Lewis was a fixture at the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma. He used his influence — to support the effort to commemorate Bloody Sunday — and the Selma to Montgomery marches. Lewis rarely missed an opportunity to attend the Jubilee over the years. His iconic stature helped grow the event into one…

Historic Brown Chapel Church Hosts Services Honoring John Lewis

From the West Alabama Newsroom– People in Selma paid tribute to the life and legacy of Civil Rights icon — Congressman John Lewis. A private ceremony was held at the historic Brown Chapel AME Church. Selma native Congresswoman Terri Sewell shared her admiration for her colleague and mentor during the ceremony. “Can’t you hear him. We come to Selma one…