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

George Washington Carver Homes Projects

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street

 
 
George Washington Carver Homes Projects Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 6, 2018
1. George Washington Carver Homes Projects Marker
Inscription.  In 1952, the City of Selma accepted federal funds to build the George Washington Carver Homes Projects. The residences became “The Face of the Civil Rights Movement” to many in the 1960s because Dr. King, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and other organizers would dine and live with those families while fighting to secure the right to vote for African Americans. Many families who lived here were active participants in the Civil Rights Movement.
 
Erected 2014 by the Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsGovernment & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1952.
 
Location. 32° 24.741′ N, 87° 0.971′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is on Martin Luther King Jr. Street north of St. Johns Street, on the right when traveling north. Located right next to the Brown Chapel AME Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 Martin Luther King Jr Street, Selma AL 36703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Some of the many George Washington Carver Homes and the marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 6, 2018
2. Some of the many George Washington Carver Homes and the marker.
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are within walking distance of this marker. I Had A Dream (a few steps from this marker); Sanctuary to Stage (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis Scott (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Washington Carver Neighborhood (about 700 feet away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Turning Point (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Grassroots Movement (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selma.
 
George Washington Carver Homes office. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 6, 2018
3. George Washington Carver Homes office.
Another nearby marker about the GWC neighborhood. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 6, 2018
4. Another nearby marker about the GWC neighborhood.
Marker to right of the Brown Chapel AME Church. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 6, 2018
5. Marker to right of the Brown Chapel AME Church.
This church was a starting point for the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965 and, as the meeting place and offices of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) during the Selma Movement, played a major role in the events that led to the adoption of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,061 times since then and 496 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Nov. 28, 2022