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We’re Changing the Way the World Preserves HISTORY

Historic Brown Chapel AME Church Preservation Society, Incorporated (Foundation) received from the National Park Service (NPS)-African American Civil Rights Grants, totaling 1.3 million dollars for restoration and repair work to Brown Chapel AME Church. Finally, the total cost of the grants submitted was $23,500.00 that was paid by the Foundation.


Our architect, Richard Hudgens, led the Church’s examination and study along with structural and electrical engineers. Brown Chapel was built in 1908 and is a complex edifice. After all studies were completed, Mr. Richard Hudgens compiled and submitted plans for structural restoration and repairs of Brown Chapel on 3/10/2019 to the NPS for review and permission to proceed to the next step. Permission has been granted by NPS to proceed in late 2020. The contractor chosen to do this historic restoration work is The Lathan Company of Mobile, AL. Mr. Jerry Lathan, owner.

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Here at Brown Chapel AME Church, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings, we’ve been driven by the same ideas. We initially founded our Non-Profit Organization upon support, empowerment, and progress. Learn more about our mission, our vision, and how we go about making the changes we want to see.

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