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William L. Moore

A Tribute to a Humanitarian

 
 
William L. Moore Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 14, 2022
1. William L. Moore Marker
Inscription.  William L. Moore was a man of action. This Binghamton native faced many challenges while helping to preserve the freedom and rights of others. After he served our country honorably as a U.S. Marine and graduated from Harpur College (SUNY), he struggled with severe depression. As a result, Mr. Moore led a national movement to improve the services and remove the stigma associated with mental illness. His dedication to helping others resulted in the book "The Mind in Chains" and his compassion led to the creation of a magazine called "search" which is an acronym for service, education, action, responsibility, character and health. Mr. Moore expressed a genuine concern for humanity and the environment and earned a reputation throughout Binghamton for his one-person protests. He left his position at the Binghamton Post Office to take a long-term assignment in Baltimore, Maryland where he could have greater involvement in the protests against inequality. In 1963, he began a one-person civil rights march from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi. His peaceful protest ended when he was murdered on April 23, 1963 in Alabama. Mr. Moore's noble,
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humanitarian actions are commemorated on the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama.

Walk on, Bill Moore, walk on...
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Civil Rights. A significant historical date for this entry is April 23, 1963.
 
Location. 42° 6.055′ N, 75° 54.618′ W. Marker is in Binghamton, New York, in Broome County. Marker is at the intersection of Henry Street and Chenango Street, on the right when traveling west on Henry Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 81 Chenango Street, Binghamton NY 13901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stone Opera House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alfred Dunk House (about 700 feet away); Centenary Church (about 700 feet away); Binghamton Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Heroic Sons (approx. 0.2 miles away); Universalist (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1776-1976 In Memory Of (approx. 0.2 miles away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Binghamton.
 
Also see . . .  William Lewis Moore - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 20, 2022, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
William L. Moore Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 14, 2022
2. William L. Moore Marker
William L. Moore Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 14, 2022
3. William L. Moore Marker
Eastward view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2022, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2022, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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Jun. 4, 2023