Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
For the exhausted marchers, the welcome and hospitality they received from the local black community surrounding St. Jude—known as the Liberation Neighborhood—was transforming. People ran from their homes, cheering wildly others opened their doors to complete strangers. Many brought out food, drink, or simply joined the throng. Marcher Richard Leonard recalled, "One could imagine how veterans returning from a foreign war might feel, in our time or in Caesar's."
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Location. 32° 21.103′ N, 86° 19.549′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of West Fairview Avenue and Oak Street, on the right when traveling west on West Fairview Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2048 West Fairview Avenue, Montgomery AL 36108, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. A Refuge (here, next to this marker); City of St. Jude/The Selma to Montgomery March (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Support: Local and Organizational (approx. half a mile away); Charlie and Lucille Times (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rosa Parks Branch Library / Bertha Pleasant Williams (approx. 0.7 miles away); Home of Dr. E. D. Nixon, Sr. (approx. ¾ mile away); Bethel Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Categories. • African Americans • Churches, Etc. • Civil Rights •
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 231 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.