Selma in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
Reverend King accepted the DCVL's invitation and brought the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) into Selma. King's speech at Brown Chapel in January 1965 violated the injunction issued by Judge Hare and increased attention to a community-based campaign for voting rights. Brown Chapel, which broke the law by opening its doors to King, became the base for future voting rights demonstrations in Selma.
When we get the right to vote, we will send to the statehouse not men who will stand in the doorways of universities to keep Negroes out, but men who will uphold the cause of Justice. Give us the ballot. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. speech at Brown Chapel, January 1965
Alabama deputies line up to contain crowds of protesters outside
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pauses in front of the Hotel Albert, January 22, 1965. King challenged segregation barriers by registering at the historic hotel and then leading a march to register blacks at the county courthouse.
Erected 2015 by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Location. 32° 24.885′ N, 87° 1.076′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Street and J L Chestnut Boulevard, on the left when traveling north on Martin Luther King Jr. Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 709 Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Selma AL 36703, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Grassroots Movement (here, next to this marker); First Baptist Church (a few steps from this marker); George Washington Carver Neighborhood (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lewis Scott (about 600 feet away); I Had A Dream (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sanctuary to Stage (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington Carver Homes Projects (approx. 0.2 miles away); Temple Mishkan Israel (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selma.
Also see . . . Overview of the Selma to Montgomery March - NPS. (Submitted on January 7, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Civil Rights •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 93 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 7, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.