Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
An Intersection of History: Court Square
Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
Less than a century later, Court Square and downtown Montgomery was the epicenter of the civil rights movement, first with the Montgomery Bus Boycott which began December 5, 1955. Ten years later the civil rights struggle and Montgomery's non-violent protests culminated in the Selma To Montgomery March passing through Court Square as the marchers' took the last steps up Dexter Avenue to the state capitol.
This duality of histories is the heart of Montgomery's past. A city with a past as complex, difficult, and important to the American story can often struggle under the weight. Today, Montgomery honors its past all aspects of its history while looking to the future.
Erected 2015 by the City of Montgomery. (Marker Number 10.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Court Street, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Here Stood Mrs. Rosa Parks (here, next to this marker); Rosa Louise McCauley Parks / The Bus Stop (here, next to this marker); The Lightning Route / Central Bank Building (a few steps from this marker); Decorative Lions Heads (a few steps from this marker); City of Montgomery / Court Square (a few steps from this marker); Court Square Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Naming the City of Montgomery / Brigadier General Richard Montgomery (within shouting distance of this marker); Telegram Which Began War Between The States / Winter Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.