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Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

From Bus Boycott to Voting Rights: Community Activism 1955-65

Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail

 

—West Jefferson Davis near Loveless School —

 
From Bus Boycott to Voting Rights: Community Activism 1955-65 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 11, 2015
1. From Bus Boycott to Voting Rights: Community Activism 1955-65 Marker
Inscription. The foundation of the civil rights movement was based in the grassroots strength of West Montgomery. The historic black communities located along this route provided the leadership and support for over a decade. Whether it was the clergymen, the local business owners, or the individual families, everyone played a role in the longevity and determination of the movement.

During the 13-month Montgomery Bus Boycott, community leaders encouraged Montgomery "everyday residents" to continue the long walks to work and home. The churches provided respite and support each week, reminding people that their suffering was for a higher cause.
 
Erected 2015 by the City of Montgomery. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Location. 32° 21.966′ N, 86° 19.445′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of West Jeff Davis Avenue and Bragg Street, on the right when traveling west on West Jeff Davis Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: West Jeff Davis Avenue, Montgomery AL 36108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Loveless School/Henry Allen Loveless (within shouting distance of this marker); Highway Construction Destroys Historic Black Neighborhoods
Loveless School in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 11, 2015
2. Loveless School in background.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Percy Lavon Julian (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethel Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holt Street Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Day Street Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Black Churches Provide Significant Support for the March and Voting (approx. ¼ mile away); Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal AME Zion Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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