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Near Selma in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Honorable John Lewis

 
 
The Honorable John Lewis Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 12, 2015
1. The Honorable John Lewis Monument
Inscription.
Honoring:

Leader of
The Selma-Montgomery March
"Bloody Sunday", March 7, 1965

"Get in the Way"

"When We Pray, We Move Our Feet"
Presented by:
The Evelyn Gibson Lowery
Heritage Tour
and SCLC/W.O.M.E.N., Inc.
Women's Organization Movement for Equality Now
Evelyn G. Lowery, Founder/Chair

 
Erected 2004 by the Evelyn Gibson Lowery Heritage Tour and SCLC/W.O.M.E.N., Inc.
 
Location. 32° 24.183′ N, 87° 1.011′ W. Marker is near Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is on Business U.S. 80 north of Old Montgomery Highway, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 US-80, Selma AL 36701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Honoring: Amelia Boynton Robinson - Marie Foster (here, next to this marker); In Memory of Reverend Hosea Williams, Sr. (here, next to this marker); Edmund Pettus Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Selma-Dallas County’s 1st Bridge 1884-1940 (approx. ¼
Middle monument of three with the Alabama River just beyond the trees. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 12, 2015
2. Middle monument of three with the Alabama River just beyond the trees.
mile away); 'Bloody Sunday' Attack at Edmund Pettus Bridge / U.S. Congress Approves Voting Rights Act of 1965 (approx. ¼ mile away); Water Avenue (approx. ¼ mile away); This Tablet Commemorates the Visit of Lafayette (approx. ¼ mile away); St. James Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selma.
 
More about this marker. Located at the southern end of the Edmund Pettus bridge in the Selma Civil Rights Memorial Park.
 
Also see . . .  John Lewis - March from Selma to Montgomery, "Bloody Sunday," 1965. (Submitted on December 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
The Edmund Pettus Bridge, just beyond the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 25, 2015
3. The Edmund Pettus Bridge, just beyond the marker.
John Lewis (far right) in 1965. image. Click for full size.
By Public domain (LOC-Stanley Wolfson)
4. John Lewis (far right) in 1965.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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