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Lankster House in Linden Listed As Historic Property

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A house in Linden tied to a long history of educating African-Americans in the city — has recently been added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. Frank Lankster House functioned as a boarding house for teachers at Linden Academy — a privately funded boarding school in Linden — during the early 1900s. “It…

Historic Selma Church Looks to Rebuild after 2016 Collapse

From the West Alabama Newsroom– An historic old church in Selma — is reaching out to the community for help — to try and preserve it’s legacy. Green Street Baptist Church hosted leaders of the voting rights movement during the 60’s. Along with preparing food for the people who marched from Selma to Montgomery. The sanctuary at the church collapsed…

Restoration Project Set at Historic Selma Church

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A restoration project at a historic church in Selma is set to get underway this spring. The Historic Brown Chapel AME Church Preservation Society was awarded two grants totaling $800,000 dollars to renovate the church. Brown Chapel was the headquarters for the Selma Voting Rights Movement of 1965. Project manager Juanda Maxwell says the church’s…

Annual Historic Selma Pilgrimage Weeks Away

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The city of Selma is getting ready to showcase one of the largest historic districts in the southeast. The 44th Annual Historic Selma Pilgrimage is just a few weeks away. The Pilgrimage opens up historic buildings around town and puts them on display for tourists each spring. Organizers say there are ten venues on the…