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Hopewell, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dr. M. L. King, Jr.

 
 
Dr. M. L. King, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 8, 2010
1. Dr. M. L. King, Jr. Marker
Inscription.
On March 29, 1962 Dr. King
appeared in Hopewell
District Court as a
defender of civil rights
in America.

“Injustice anywhere is a
threat to justice
everywhere.”

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
Dr. M. L. King, Jr. Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 8, 2010
2. Dr. M. L. King, Jr. Statue
(approx. 0.6 miles away); 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 CenturyAfrican AmericansCivil RightsNotable Persons
 
Ashford Civic Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 8, 2010
3. Ashford Civic Plaza
 
 
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 806 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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