Voices of Alabama: Historic Bethel Baptist Church

Meet Annie Ruth Broughton Gunn and Marian Daniel, members of Historic Bethel Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, who provide their oral histories of the site and its pivotal role in the African-American struggle for freedom.

Voices of Alabama documents the histories of 20 sites across Alabama that changed the world. Explore them all at

Archival images provided by: Library of Congress; Birmingham News file photo by Charles Nesbitt, 2000; Alabama Department of Archives and History, donated by Alabama Media Group, photos by Guntor, Arnold, Tom Hardin, Robert Adams, Norman Dean, and Tom Self, Birmingham News.