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Montgomery Racial Segregation on Buses

 
 
Montgomery Racial Segregation on Buses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 31, 2018
1. Montgomery Racial Segregation on Buses Marker
Inscription. On multiple occasions in 1955, black women were arrested for challenging Montgomery's law requiring racial segregation on buses. The arrest of Rosa Parks sparked a mass protest that launched the modern civil rights movement and brought to prominence a young pastor named Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For nearly a year, black people in Montgomery boycotted the buses and challenged racial segregation in court, sustained by the courage of black women who collectively walked thousands of miles to end racial segregation in public transportation. You are standing in the neighborhood where modern civil rights activism in America was born.

Dana King (b. 1960)
Guided By Justice, 2018
Bronze

 
Erected 2018 by the Equal Justice Initiative.
 
Location. 32° 22.322′ N, 86° 18.737′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Caroline Street south of Clayton Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 417 Caroline Street, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Racial Inequality in the United States (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Ship A.M.E. Zion Church
Montgomery Racial Segregation on Buses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 31, 2018
2. Montgomery Racial Segregation on Buses Marker
Bronze sculpture by Dana King.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Transatlantic Slave Trade (about 300 feet away); The National Memorial for Peace and Justice (about 400 feet away); Kahl Montgomery/Catoma Street Church of Christ (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Five Points Area: A Unique Blend of Communities in 1965 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rice-Semple-Haardt House (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Civil War - Barnes School / Figh-Pickett House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Montgomery Bus Boycott. (Submitted on May 31, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. History.com on the Montgomery Bus Boycott. (Submitted on May 31, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsRoads & Vehicles
 
Rosa Parks with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. image. Click for full size.
By Public domain, 1955
3. Rosa Parks with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Marker located at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 31, 2018
4. Marker located at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 31, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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