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Sewell to announce major historic preservation funding for Selma

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

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Congresswoman Terri Sewell will host three press conferences Wednesday announcing major funding from the National Park Service, which she helped secure to preserve Civil Rights sites in the Selma region.

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

These investments are part of the $3.6 million that she helped secure from the NPS Historic Preservation Fund to preserve Civil Rights sites in Alabama and the $2.5 million that she helped secure to preserve historic structures on the campuses of Alabama’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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