The Rosa J. Young Museum in Selma, AL is dedicated to the life and work of Rosa J. Young, an educator and missionary who founded a school for African American students in the early 20th century. The museum features exhibits on her life and legacy, as well as the history of education for African Americans in the region.
Tucked away in a former classroom on the campus of Concordia College, Selma, Ala., is a one-room testimony to the LCMS teacher, missionary, lecturer and fundraiser who traveled the South in the early to mid-1900s, starting Lutheran schools and congregations.
Young, known as the “mother of black Lutheranism in central Alabama,” died in 1971 at the age of 81.
The Dr. Rosa J. Young Historical Museum is located in a classroom where Young actually taught religion as a faculty member at the college.