Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Rev. John L. Alford Sr.
While enrolled at Alabama State, Alford participated in the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march. Thereafter, he was involved in sit-ins and nonviolent protests in Montgomery, Tuskegee, and Eufaula. Alford championed a number of social justice causes, chief among them combatting police misconduct. In 2000, he held a "lay down protest in the Montgomery mayor's office while seeking creation of a civilian police review board. Alford was a member of the NAACP and held local and state leadership positions with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and served on the organization's national board of directors.
In addition to his civil rights work, Alford co-chaired an effort to establish economic relations between Alabama and the West African country of Benin. In 1974,
Erected 2021 by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion • Civil Rights. A significant historical date for this entry is November 19, 2018.
Location. 32° 22.144′ N, 86° 20.718′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Day Street and Community Street, on the right when traveling east on Day Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3323 Day St, Montgomery AL 36108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Always Vigilant (approx. half a mile away); “Bird-Dog” (approx. half a mile away); Wilson Hall (approx. half a mile away); Thunderbird Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Joint Programs (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Next Fifty Years (approx. 0.7 miles away); Year of Training (approx. 0.7 miles away); Air University Commanders (approx. 0.7 miles away).
Also see . . . Thousands in Montgomery owe the Rev. John Alford a debt of gratitude (Montgomery Advertiser). (Submitted on April 2, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.