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

Honoring: Amelia Boynton Robinson - Marie Foster

 
 
Honoring: Amelia Boynton Robinson - Marie Foster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 12, 2015
1. Honoring: Amelia Boynton Robinson - Marie Foster Marker
Inscription.
The Selma-Montgomery March
"Bloody Sunday", March 7, 1965
Mothers of the Civil Rights Movement
Before and Beyond the Bridge
Didn't Let Nothing Turn Them Around!
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
National Voting Rights
Museum and Institute
Rose Toure, President
March 6, 2005

 
Erected 2005 by The Evelyn Gibson Lowery Heritage Tour and SCLC/W.O.M.E.N., Inc.
 
Location. 32° 24.183′ N, 87° 1.01′ 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. The Honorable John Lewis (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
Far right monument of three with the Alabama River just beyond the trees. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 12, 2015
2. Far right monument of three with the Alabama River just beyond the trees.
(approx. ¼ 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 . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Amelia Boynton Robinson. (Submitted on December 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Marie Foster. (Submitted on December 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsWomen
 
The Edmund Pettus Bridge, just beyond the marker on far left background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 25, 2015
3. The Edmund Pettus Bridge, just beyond the marker on far left background.
Amelia Boynton Robinson (wearing light blue, in wheelchair). image. Click for full size.
Public Domain, March 7, 2015
4. Amelia Boynton Robinson (wearing light blue, in wheelchair).
Amelia Boynton Robinson at the start of the procession across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma, Alabama on March 7, 2015, the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. John Lewis is on Obama's right.
 
 
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 88 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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