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Martin Luther King Jr.

 
 
Martin Luther King Jr. Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 20, 2021
1. Martin Luther King Jr. Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.  
(side 1)
In the twentieth century, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. became the symbol of hope and equality. He became the moral conscience of a nation that refused to give the same rights and liberties to its black citizens. He believed that the Declaration of Independence’s statement “All men are created equal” was a fundamental right that was guaranteed to all American citizens regardless of race, creed or color. Dr. King’s belief ignited a human rights movement that would forever change this country and the world. He offered a vision of hope for future generations and taught fundamental principals of love, sacrifice, tolerance, faith and brotherhood. He shared his prophetic dream with everyone and challenged black Americans to dream themselves. He envisioned a day when descendants of former slaves and former slave owners would live as brothers and that one day his children would live in a nation were they would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. His dreams have become today’s reality.
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his untimely death in 1968, Sanford and Seminole County have seen people of all colors and creeds live, work and worship together every day.

This road is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and shall forever represent the power of unity and brotherhood. Citizens of all colors will know this road as the “gateway to unlimited possibilities” that carries the “footprints to freedom.”

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable … Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Erected by Seminole County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil RightsPeace.
 
Location. 28° 47.358′ N, 81° 17.94′ W. Marker is in Sanford, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker is at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Country Club Road, on the right when traveling south on Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sanford FL 32771, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Belair Historical Marker (approx. 0.7 miles away); Presbyterian Church of Upsala
Martin Luther King Jr. Marker (Side 2) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 20, 2021
2. Martin Luther King Jr. Marker (Side 2)
(approx. one mile away); Upsala Swedish Community (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Martin Luther King Jr. (approx. 1.3 miles away); Goldsboro (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mayfair Country Club (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dr. Seth French (1824~1896) (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sanford State Farmers' Market (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sanford.
 
More about this marker. This marker is identical to one located north of this marker on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and 5th Street.
 
Martin Luther King Jr. Marker from a distance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 20, 2021
3. Martin Luther King Jr. Marker from a distance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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