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Near Selma in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Honorable John Lewis

 
 
The Honorable John Lewis Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 12, 2015
1. The Honorable John Lewis Monument
Inscription.  
Honoring:

Leader of
The Selma-Montgomery March
"Bloody Sunday", March 7, 1965

"Get in the Way"

"When We Pray, We Move Our Feet"
Presented by:
The Evelyn Gibson Lowery
Heritage Tour
and SCLC/W.O.M.E.N., Inc.
Women's Organization Movement for Equality Now
Evelyn G. Lowery, Founder/Chair

 
Erected 2004 by the Evelyn Gibson Lowery Heritage Tour and SCLC/W.O.M.E.N., Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights. A significant historical year for this entry is 1965.
 
Location. 32° 24.183′ N, 87° 1.011′ W. Marker is near Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is on Business U.S. 80 north of Old Montgomery Highway, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 US-80, Selma AL 36701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Honoring: Amelia Boynton Robinson - Marie Foster (here, next to this marker); In Memory of Reverend Hosea Williams, Sr.
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(here, next to this marker); "Builders of Movements and Monuments" (here, next to this marker); Lynching in America / Lynching in Selma (here, next to this marker); Civil Rights Memorial Park (a few steps from this marker); Edmund Pettus Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Selma-Dallas County’s 1st Bridge 1884-1940 (approx. ¼ mile away); Water Avenue (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selma.
 
More about this marker. Located at the southern end of the Edmund Pettus bridge in the Selma Civil Rights Memorial Park.
 
Also see . . .  John Lewis - March from Selma to Montgomery, "Bloody Sunday," 1965. (Submitted on December 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Middle monument of three with the Alabama River just beyond the trees. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 12, 2015
2. Middle monument of three with the Alabama River just beyond the trees.
The Edmund Pettus Bridge, just beyond the marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 25, 2015
3. The Edmund Pettus Bridge, just beyond the marker.
John Lewis (far right) in 1965. image. Click for full size.
Public domain (LOC-Stanley Wolfson)
4. John Lewis (far right) in 1965.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 178 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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