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State College in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Martin Luther King Jr.

 
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
1. Martin Luther King, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  On Jan. 21, 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to a crowd of 8,000 in Rec Hall as part of his efforts to draw national attention to the need for voting rights reforms that would prevent discrimination against African Americans. Dr. King's powerful non-violent message helped to spur passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, widely considered the most successful piece of U.S. Civil Rights Legislation.
 
Erected by Penn State Alumni Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsEducation. In addition, it is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr. series list.
 
Location. 40° 47.786′ N, 77° 52.145′ W. Marker is in State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is at the intersection of Curtin Road and North Borrowes Street, on the right when traveling north on Curtin Road. Located near the Biomechanics Laboratory Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 393 Burrowes Rd, University Park PA 16802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
Martin Luther King, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
2. Martin Luther King, Jr. Marker
this marker. McKee Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Irvin Hall (about 500 feet away); The Pennsylvania State University (about 600 feet away); Labor Education (about 700 feet away); Management Education (about 700 feet away); Continuing Education (about 700 feet away); Indian Leadership (about 800 feet away); Hospitality Management (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in State College.
 
More about this marker. Part of the Penn State Historical Markers program
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Martin Luther King, Jr. (Submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Penn State Historical Markers - Martin Luther King Jr. (Submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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