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Martin Luther King, Jr plaque - Aurora, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 44.389 W 104° 52.391
13S E 510865 N 4398888
Quick Description: This informational plaque highlights MLK impact and visits to Colorado and the larger Civil Rights Movement in Colorado. It is mounted in the courtyard of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library branch of Aurora Public Libraries.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 3/13/2015 10:45:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMNGPA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Miles ToGeo
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Long Description:
This plaque reports that MLK first visited Colorado in 1959. His visit did not generate any press since civil rights was seen as a Southern issue, not a Colorado one. He visited the state five more times between 1959 and 1967, and began to raise the awareness of civil rights as a Colorado issue. King visited Denver in 1964. A 50-year remembrance of the visit may be found at (visit link) . A copy of the letter inviting him to Denver in August of 1964 may be found at (visit link) .
Group or Groups Responsible for Placement:
History Colorado and Colorado Department of Transportation

County or City: Aurora

Date Dedicated: Unknown

Check here for Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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