ABOUT THE CONSORTIUM

The Alabama African American Civil Rights Heritage Sites Consortium, Inc. is a collaboration among 20 historic places of worship, lodging and civic engagement that played significant roles in the African American struggle for freedom. While recent history focuses on the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, these institutions have been dedicated to improving the quality of Black life since Reconstruction.

The Consortium was launched in 2017 when the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) successfully nominated the sites to the World Monuments Fund (WMF) Watch. The Alabama Consortium was included on the 2018 WMF Watch among a diverse group of 25 global cultural heritage sites. Incubated for two years as a project of BCRI, the Consortium is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping these sites build their capacity and sustainability. The Consortium operates with collaborative leadership rooted in a shared belief that there is strength in the unity of their common history, mission and goals.

The Consortium sites have been preserved through the passion, commitment and herculean efforts of dedicated volunteers who are committed to saving, not only these historic properties, but their important stories. Taken together, these sites provide a historical, social and cultural context for the movement that changed our state, nation, and world. Moving forward, the Consortium will continue its work to assure that this legacy is preserved for today and future generations.

Take a tour of 20 sites that changed the world.

Montgomery

Ben Moore Hotel

Ben Moore Hotel
902 High Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
thebenmoorehotel@gmail.com
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Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
454 Dexter Ave.,
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 261-3270
www.dexterkingmemorial.org/tours/
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Dexter Avenue King Parsonage

Dexter Avenue King Parsonage
309 South Jackson St., Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 356-3494
dexterkingmemorial.org/tours
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First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church (Brick-A-Day)
347 N. Ripley Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 264-6921
www.montgomeryfbc.org
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Dr. Richard Harris House

Dr. Richard Harris House
333 So. Jackson St., Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 220-9979
harrishouse333@gmail.com
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Jackson Community House and Museum

Jackson Community House and Museum
409 So. Union St., Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 221-1973 (Sangernetta Gilbert Bush)
www.jacksoncommunityhouse.org
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Mt. Zion AME Zion Church Memorial Annex

Mt. Zion AME Zion Church Memorial Annex
657 South Holt Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 265-9361
www.mountzionamezion.org
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Old Ship AME Zion Church

Old Ship AME Zion Church
483 Holcombe St., Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 647-1154
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United (formerly Trinity) Lutheran Church Parsonage

United (formerly Trinity) Lutheran Church Parsonage
1104 Rosa L Parks Ave., Montgomery, AL 36108
(334) 262-4326
unitednchrist@yahoo.com
www.ueluth.org/trinitylutheran.cfm
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Birmingham

Old Sardis Baptist Church

Old Sardis Baptist Church
1240 4th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35204
(205) 322-4362
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16th Street Baptist Church

16th Street Baptist Church
1530 6th Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 251-9402
www.16thstreetbaptist.org/tours
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Historic Bethel Baptist Church

Historic Bethel Baptist Church
3233 29th Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35207
(205) 324-8489
www.bethelcollegeville.org
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St. Paul United Methodist Church

St. Paul United Methodist Church
1500 6th Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 252-3236
www.stpaulbham.org
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The Ballard House

The Ballard House
1420 7th Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 731-2000
www.ballardhouseproject.org
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Selma & the Black Belt

Brown Chapel AME Church

Brown Chapel AME Church
410 Martin Luther King St., Selma, AL 36703
(334) 874-7897
brownchapel.selma@gmail.com
www.brownchapelame.org
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First Colored Baptist Church

First (Colored) Baptist Church
709 Martin Luther King St., Selma, AL 36703
(334) 874-7331
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Sullivan and Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson Museum

Sullivan and Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson Museum
1416 Lapsley Ave., Selma AL 36701
(404) 799-1803
www.jacksonfoundationandmuseum.com
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Tabernacle Baptist Church

Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church
1431 Broad St., Selma, AL 36701
(334) 874-9443
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Matthew and Emma Jackson Freedom Complex

Matthew and Emma Jackson Freedom Complex
625 Freedom Road,
White Hall, AL 36040
(334) 412-2608
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Safe House Black History Museum

Safe House Black History Museum
518 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Greensboro, AL 36744
(334) 624-2030
safehouseblackhi@bellsouth.net
www.safehousemuseum.org
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Your donation will help sustain and support these 20 sites in Alabama that have enhanced the progress of global human rights.

Voices of Alabama

Explore the stories of 20 sites of worship, lodging, and civic engagement in Birmingham, Montgomery, and across the Black Belt that played significant roles in the African-American struggle for freedom—from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Movement and beyond.

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AAACRHSC Story Map

In 2019 the Historic American Building Survey, Heritage Documentation Programs-National Park Service, in cooperation with the Alabama African American Civil Rights Heritage Sites Consortium, documented the Alabama African American Civil Rights Heritage Sites, including along the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail, with photographs and histories.

The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail was established by Congress in 1996 to commemorate the events, people and route of the 1965 Voting Rights March in Alabama.

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