The Forum was held
June 27-28, 2008 in Selma at Historic First
Baptist Church on Jeff Davis Avenue.
The theme for the
Forum was "A Heritage So Rich: Discovering,
Preserving, and Promoting the History and Culture of
African Americans in the Black Belt through Tourism."
included information on heir property, rehabilitation
tax credits for businesses in historic buildings,
funding for historic projects, appropriate archiving
techniques for historic documents and photos, and
finding information on historic places and family
In addition to
the educational sessions on Friday, participants
also toured the Lowndes Interpretative Center in
White Hall in Lowndes County to learn more about the
Voting Rights Movement. On Saturday, Forum
participants toured historic sites in Selma
including Brown Chapel AME Church, Green Street
Baptist Church and other places in and around Selma.
participants on the steps of Brown Chapel AME Church