Hopewell, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Dr. M. L. King, Jr.
appeared in Hopewell
District Court as a
defender of civil rights
“Injustice anywhere is a
threat to justice
Dedicated April 4, 2004
Erected 2004 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation, Inc.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr. series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1765.
Location. 37° 18.245′ N, 77° 17.214′ W. Marker is in Hopewell, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Broadway Avenue and East Randolph Road. This statue id located in Ashford Civic Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hopewell VA 23860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peter Francisco (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Captain Francis Eppes Making Friends with the Appomattox Indians" John Randolph (approx. ¼ mile away); Depot Field Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Fort (approx. half a mile away); In Honor of Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cpl Philip R Smith (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell.
Regarding Dr. M. L. King, Jr.. "The bust of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was dedicated on April 4, 2004. The sculpture commemorates his appearances in the city of Hopewell as a defender of Civil Rights in America. Dr. King visited the Hopewell court on March 28, 1962 to address the defendants convicted in the city’s last sit-in trespass trial. He returned the next day to support Reverend Curtis W. Harris at his contempt of court trial." Murals, Monuments and Statues of Hopewell, Virginia
Also see . . . Martin Luther King, Jr. Paul DiPasquale Public Sculpture (Submitted on July 9, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 941 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.