Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Primus King and the Civil Rights Movement
Erected 2015 by the Georgia Historical Society, the city of Columbus, Historic Columbus, and the Georgia Department of Economic Development. (Marker Number 106-3.)
Location. Touch for map. Located on the east lawn of the Government Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2nd Avenue, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Red Jacket (within shouting distance of this marker); POW✯MIA Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Hospitals (within shouting distance of this marker); Ladies Defender (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Springer Opera House (about 300 feet away); Dr. Thomas H. Brewer (about 600 feet away); Columbus Symphony Orchestra (about 700 feet away); Fit for Man and Beast (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Also see . . . The New Georgia Encyclopedia article on Primus E. King (1900-1986). Includes photo of Primus King. Excerpt: “King's challenge to the white primary had been planned by a group of Columbus African American civil rights activists led by Dr. Thomas Brewer. By prearrangement King, after his rejection, walked several blocks to the office of Oscar D. Smith Sr., a white attorney, who prepared a lawsuit against members of the Muscogee County Democratic Party Executive (Submitted on February 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Notable Persons •
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 54 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week July 7, 2019. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.