Sewell announces major funding for historic preservation of Selma

Congresswoman Terri Sewell will host three press conferences on Wednesday announcing major funding for the National Park Service, which she helped secure to preserve civil rights sites in the Selma area.

Selma University, Historic Brown Chapel AME Church and Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church are among the recipients of this funding.

These investments are part of the $3.6 million she helped secure from the NPS Historic Preservation Fund to preserve civil rights sites in Alabama and the $2.5 million she helped secure to preserve the historic structures on the campuses of historically black colleges and universities in Alabama.

Sewell will be joined by Dr. Stanford E. Angion, president of Selma University; Pastor Leodis Strong, pastor of the historic Brown Chapel AME Church; Dr. Leroy Maxwell, president of the Historic Brown Chapel AME Church Preservation Society Inc.; Dr. Otis D. Culliver, pastor of Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church; and Dr. Verdell Lett-Dawson, president of the Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church Legacy Foundation

The first press conference will be at 2:30 p.m. at Selma University, followed by a second press conference at Brown Chapel AME Church at 3:30 p.m. and finally at Tabernacle Baptist Church at 4:15 p.m.

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