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Freedom Now Rally

 
 
Freedom Now Rally Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
1. Freedom Now Rally Marker
Inscription.  On August 3, 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King addressed a crowd of 10,000 at this intersection. His “Freedom Now” tour to Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland, and Boston was in gratitude for support given to his Southern Christian Leadership Conference. King brought his message into northern Black neighborhoods, supporting local civil rights efforts and raising funds. His goal was to empower the formation of a coalition to address their common concerns.
 
Erected 2010 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1965.
 
Location. 39° 57.778′ N, 75° 12.139′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of 40th Street and Lancaster Ave and Haverford Ave on 40th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Freedom Now Rally Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
2. Freedom Now Rally Marker
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walking distance of this marker. Mantua (approx. 0.2 miles away); Muhammad's Temple of Islam #12 (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Mantua (approx. 0.4 miles away); Laura Wheeler Waring (approx. half a mile away); Philadelphia (approx. half a mile away); Ronald McDonald House (approx. half a mile away); Bald Eagle (approx. 0.6 miles away); American Bandstand (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial next to the Freedom Now Rally Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
3. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial next to the Freedom Now Rally Marker
January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968-HUB Coalition, Inc.
Martin Luther King Jr. Mural across the street from the Freedom Now Rally Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
4. Martin Luther King Jr. Mural across the street from the Freedom Now Rally Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,026 times since then and 279 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 30, 2022