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Martin Luther King Jr.

 
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
1. Martin Luther King, Jr. Marker
Inscription. On Jan. 21, 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to a crowd of 8,000 in Rec Hall as part of his efforts to draw national attention to the need for voting rights reforms that would prevent discrimination against African Americans. Dr. King's powerful non-violent message helped to spur passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, widely considered the most successful piece of U.S. Civil Rights Legislation.
 
Erected by Penn State Alumni Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr. marker series.
 
Location. 40° 47.786′ N, 77° 52.145′ W. Marker is in University Park, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is at the intersection of Curtin Road and North Borrowes Street, on the right when traveling north on Curtin Road. Touch for map. Located near the Biomechanics Laboratory Building. Marker is in this post office area: University Park PA 16802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pennsylvania State University (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Artificial Insemination (approx. 0.4 miles away); First AG Degrees (approx. half a mile away); Correspondence Courses
Martin Luther King, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
2. Martin Luther King, Jr. Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Nittany Lion Shrine (approx. half a mile away); The Creamery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Big Ten (approx. 1.2 miles away); Champions for Equality (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University Park.
 
More about this marker. Part of the Penn State Historical Markers program
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Martin Luther King, Jr. (Submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Penn State Historical Markers - Martin Luther King Jr. (Submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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