Hopewell, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Dr. M. L. King, Jr.
appeared in Hopewell
District Court as a
defender of civil rights
“Injustice anywhere is a
threat to justice
Dedicated April 4, 2004
Erected 2004 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation, Inc.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr. marker series.
Location. 37° 18.245′ N, 77° 17.214′ W. Marker is in Hopewell, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Broadway Avenue and East Randolph Road. Touch for map. This statue id located in Ashford Civic Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Hopewell VA 23860, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peter Francisco (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Randolph (approx. ¼ mile away); Depot Field Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Union Fort (approx. half a mile away); City Point Defenses U.S. Government Bakery (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Army of the James Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell.
Regarding Dr. M. L. King, Jr.. "The bust of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was dedicated on April 4, 2004. The sculpture commemorates his appearances in the city of Hopewell as a defender of Civil Rights in America. Dr. King visited the Hopewell court on March 28, 1962 to address the defendants convicted in the city’s last sit-in trespass trial. He returned the next day to support Reverend Curtis W. Harris at his contempt of court trial." Murals, Monuments and Statues of Hopewell, Virginia
Also see . . .
1. The King Center. (Submitted on July 9, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Martin Luther King, Jr. Paul DiPasquale Public Sculpture (Submitted on July 9, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • 20th Century • African Americans • Civil Rights • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 837 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.