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Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929 - 1968

The Extra Mile

 

—Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —

 
Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929 - 1968 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
1. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929 - 1968 Marker
Inscription. In founding the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave momentum to the civil rights movement. Dr. King’s persistent efforts, inspiring oratory and non-violent protests, despite physical attacks, death threats and retaliatory violence, brought America closer to his dream of equality for all.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others.”
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Points of Light Volunteer Pathway marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.903′ N, 77° 1.974′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from G Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1429 G Street Northwest, Washington DC 20005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Helen Keller 1880 - 1969 (a few steps from this marker); Juliette Gordon Low (within shouting distance of this marker); Eunice Kennedy Shriver (within shouting distance
Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929 - 1968 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
2. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929 - 1968 Marker
of this marker); W. D. Boyce 1858 - 1929 (within shouting distance of this marker); Melvin Jones (within shouting distance of this marker); Cesar Chavez (within shouting distance of this marker); Ballington and Maud Booth (within shouting distance of this marker); William Edwin Hall 1876 - 1961 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
3. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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