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Tribute to Montgomery's “Foot Soldiers”

 
 
Tribute to Montgomery's "Foot Soldiers" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2015
1. Tribute to Montgomery's "Foot Soldiers" Marker
Inscription.
The ten bronze roundels displayed on this wall are a tribute to the "foot soldiers" who toiled for 382 days during the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 and 1956. The roundels depict individuals who were involved in, and events that occurred during, this important "Struggle for Justice."

The artwork by Winfred A. Hawkins is funded by the generous support of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama.
 
Erected 2007 by Troy University and Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama.
 
Location. 32° 22.592′ N, 86° 18.686′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Montgomery Street and Molton Street, on the right when traveling south on Montgomery Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 252 Montgomery Street, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott (a few steps from this marker); The First White House of the Confederacy (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Montgomery’s Slave Markets / First Emancipation Observance - 1866 (about 600 feet away); Judge Frank M. Johnson: Judicial Fairness in the Age of Segregation
Rosa Parks’ Arrest (being fingerprinted) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2015
2. Rosa Parks’ Arrest (being fingerprinted)
(about 600 feet away); Naming the City of Montgomery / Brigadier General Richard Montgomery (about 700 feet away); Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce (about 700 feet away); Court Square Fountain (about 700 feet away); The Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Federal Building and US Courthouse (about 700 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 . . .  Montgomery Advertiser article about roundels. (Submitted on December 5, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsRailroads & Streetcars
 
The Lone Passenger (one passenger on a bus) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2015
3. The Lone Passenger (one passenger on a bus)
Mass Meeting (at a church) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2015
4. Mass Meeting (at a church)
Protesting Injustice (marching with boycott signs) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2015
5. Protesting Injustice (marching with boycott signs)
Car Pooling (E.L. Posey’s parking lot) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2015
6. Car Pooling (E.L. Posey’s parking lot)
Refusing to Ride (two women passing a bus with its door open) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2015
7. Refusing to Ride (two women passing a bus with its door open)
Empty Parked Buses image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2015
8. Empty Parked Buses
Police Surveillance (of Posey carpool parking lot) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2015
9. Police Surveillance (of Posey carpool parking lot)
Foot Soldiers Sharing a Ride (blacks boarding a bus) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2015
10. Foot Soldiers Sharing a Ride (blacks boarding a bus)
Victory Ride (Rosa Parks with a white man seated behind her) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2015
11. Victory Ride (Rosa Parks with a white man seated behind her)
Marker located in alcove to far right of museum doors. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2015
12. Marker located in alcove to far right of museum doors.
Roundels can be seen on walls of museum and childrens wing. image. Click for full size.
By Google Street View, March 2014
13. Roundels can be seen on walls of museum and childrens wing.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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