Voices of Alabama: First (Colored) Baptist Church

Meet Louretta Wimberly, member of First (Colored) Baptist Church in Selma, Alabama, who provides her oral history of the site and its pivotal role in the African-American struggle for freedom.

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Archival photos provided by: National Register of Historic Places; Alabama Department of Archives and History, donated by Alabama Media Group, photos by Ed Jones and Robert Adams, Birmingham News; Alabama Department of Archives and History; Library of Congress.