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Derry-Londonderry in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
 

Civil Rights

 
 
Civil Rights Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
1. Civil Rights Marker
Inscription.

This mural captures the mood of a typical civil rights march in the years up to 1972. Inspired by the civil disobedience campaign of Martin Luther King in the United States, young and old, Catholics and Protestants, politicians and mothers took to the streets to march for their democratic rights.

Our intention was to describe it as it was, a happy, almost festive occasion conducted by people who were content that they were standing up, at long last, against prolonged injustice.
 
Erected 2004 by The Bogside Artists.
 
Location. 54° 59.817′ N, 7° 19.531′ W. Marker is in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in County Londonderry. Marker is at the intersection of Rossville Street (B527) and Glenfada Park, on the right when traveling south on Rossville Street (B527). Touch for map. Mural is on the side of a Glenfada Park building, immediately southeast of the Museum of Free Derry. Marker is in this post office area: Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT48 9DR, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bloody Sunday (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bloody Sunday (within shouting distance of this marker); Motorman
Civil Rights Marker and Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
2. Civil Rights Marker and Mural
(within shouting distance of this marker); Hunger Strike (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peace Mural (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); H Block Hunger Strike Memorial (about 90 meters away); IRA Volunteers Honor Roll (about 90 meters away); The Peace Process (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Derry-Londonderry.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Search for Peace: Civil Rights, 1967-1969. (Submitted on January 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The 1968 Civil Rights Movement. (Submitted on January 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Key Events - Civil Rights Campaign, 1964-1972. (Submitted on January 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Museum of Free Derry. (Submitted on January 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. The Bogside Artists and Their Derry Murals. (Submitted on January 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Civil RightsMan-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismPolitics
 
Civil Rights Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
3. Civil Rights Mural
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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