Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
The Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Federal Building and US Courthouse
Named in honor of Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr. (1918-1999), who served here as U.S. District Judge from 1955-1979, as U.S. Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit July 12, 1979 - October 1, 1981, and as U.S. Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit October 1, 1981 - July 23, 1999. Nationally renowned as a fearless, uncompromising jurist who rendered numerous landmark decisions upholding equality under the law, and enforcing the fundamental tenets of the Constitution in the turbulent years of the civil rights movement in America. Among other historic rulings, Judge Johnson presided over cases authorizing the Selma to Montgomery March (1965) and the Freedom Rides (1961), requiring that women and blacks be allowed to serve on Alabama juries, desegregating the Alabama state police, and requiring the extension of mental health treatment to persons institutionalized for mental illness.
Erected 2005 by the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Historical Preservation and Promotion Foundation & the Alabama Historical Association.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 32° 22.512′ N, 86° 18.577′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Lee Street, on the right when traveling north on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Church Street, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ladies Memorial Association (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County World War II Monument Korean War (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil Rights Freedom Riders (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lomax House, 1848 (about 500 feet away); Kahl Montgomery/Catoma Street Church of Christ (about 600 feet away); Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott (about 700 feet away); Tribute to Montgomery's "Foot Soldiers" (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Also see . . . U.S. Post Office & Courthouse. (Submitted on January 13, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Government •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 484 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 13, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.