Martin Luther King, Jr. - The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March - Montgomery, AL, USA
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N 32° 22.668 W 086° 18.139
16S E 565628 N 3582527
Quick Description: On the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March, this monument has been erected to commemorate the event and Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech at the end of the march. Located on the side of the renovated Dexter Avenue.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 2/16/2015 5:54:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMNCYW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
Martin Luther King, Jr., (1929 – 1968) was a Baptist minister, activist, and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He was known for his work using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. He participated in the Selma to Montgomery March in 1965 where at the State Capitol, in Montgomery, he spoke to over 25,000 supporters.

Quotes of Martin Luther King, Jr. given at the event:

"We are on the move now. "The burning of our churches will not deter us. We are on the move now. The bombing of our homes will not dissuade us. We are on the move now. The beating and killing of our clergymen and young people will not divert us. We are on the move now."

Also he said:
"I believe this march will go down as one of the greatest struggles for freedom and dignity in the nation's history."

Stone text:
The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March
Led by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ended at the foot of the Capitol steps
on March 25, 1965
Here Dr. King addressed 25,000 people

"I believe this march will go down
as one of the greatest struggles
for freedom and dignity
in the nation's history."

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Address:
445 Dexter Avenue Montgomery AL 36104


Website: Not listed

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