Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968
”I Have a Dream”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was an American leader of nonviolence and a prophet of peace in a time of trouble. He dared valiantly to dream that people of all races could live together in a beautiful symphony of peace in a united world.
His dream lives forever as a light by which each generation can join hands and walk the avenue of brotherhood, building bridges of friendship.
This memorial dedicated by Abilenians
who share the dream
Marker series. This marker is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr. marker series.
Location. 32° 26.98′ N, 99° 43.519′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Highway 80 (Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard) and N. Treadaway Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on E. Highway 80 (Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard). Touch for map. Marker is located on the north side of the City of Abilene Water Treatment Plant. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 E. Highway 80, Abilene TX 79601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Mexican-American / Americanization School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Macedonia Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pine Street Shootout (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away); Dr. William & Beatrice Butler House (approx. half a mile away); Honoring E Battery Lost Battalion WWII (approx. half a mile away); Site of Curfew by John J. Clinton (approx. half a mile away); The Texas & Pacific Railway (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 256 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 20, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.