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The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March

Led by Martin Luther King, Jr.

 
 
The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 15, 2015
1. The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March Marker
Inscription.
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.

 
Location. 32° 22.668′ N, 86° 18.139′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Dexter Avenue and South Decatur Street, on the right when traveling east on Dexter Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 445 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dexter Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Professor John Metcalfe Starke / Starke University School (within shouting distance of this marker); Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Thousands Protest at the Seat of Government (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clement Clay "Bo" Torbert, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain, December 31, 1963
2. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dick DeMarsico, World Telegram staff photographer - Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection.
(about 300 feet away); Lucien Dunbibben Gardner (about 300 feet away); James Edwin Livingston (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on march. (Submitted on February 15, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Encyclopedia of Alabama article. (Submitted on February 15, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
Voting Rights March Marker wide shot. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 15, 2015
3. Voting Rights March Marker wide shot.
Marker with State Capitol Building in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 15, 2015
4. Marker with State Capitol Building in background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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