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A Mighty Walk From Selma

 

— Montgomery Public Art —

 
A Mighty Walk From Selma Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 18, 2020
1. A Mighty Walk From Selma Marker
Inscription.  This mural depicts the 54-mile march from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to the State Capitol in Montgomery in March 1965. Demonstrators along the bottom march with leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in the center, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King, Ralph Abernathy, and John Lewis. To the far left are Alabama State Troopers ordered to prevent earlier march attempts, at the far right are National Guardsmen protecting demonstrators in third march. This non-violent march brought national attention to African American voter suppression in the South and led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Artists: Sunny Paulk
Corey Spearman

Medium: Exterior Latex Paint
and Sharpie Marker

Dimensions: 18'x 60'

Dedicated: March 6, 2015
 
Erected 2015 by Montgomery Public Arts Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr. series list.
 
Location.

A Mighty Walk From Selma Marker & Mural. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 12, 2016
2. A Mighty Walk From Selma Marker & Mural.
Historic photos ©Matt Herron - Takestock
32° 22.607′ N, 86° 18.614′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Street and Montgomery Street, on the right when traveling north on Lee Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 186 Lee St, 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. Montgomery’s Slave Markets / First Emancipation Observance - 1866 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Naming the City of Montgomery / Brigadier General Richard Montgomery (about 300 feet away); Court Square Fountain (about 400 feet away); Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott (about 400 feet away); City of Montgomery / Court Square (about 400 feet away); Tribute to Montgomery's "Foot Soldiers" (about 400 feet away); Rosa Parks Montgomery Bus Boycott / Hank Williams Alabama Troubadour (about 400 feet away); A Tale of Two Towns (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Selma to Montgomery Marches. (Submitted on July 18, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View of mural in downtown Montgomery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 12, 2016
3. View of mural in downtown Montgomery.
Photo from which mural is based. image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. Photo from which mural is based.
Civil Rights Movement Co-Founder Dr. Ralph David Abernathy and his wife Mrs. Juanita Abernathy follow with Dr. and Mrs. Martin Luther King as the Abernathy children march on the front line, leading the Selm to Montgomery March in 1965. The Children are Donzaleigh Abernathy in striped sweater, Ralph David Abernathy, 3rd and Juandalynn R. Abernathy in glasses. Name of the white Minister in the photo is unknown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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