Founder and long-time president of the Brotherhood
of Sleeping Car Porters. During World War II he
fought for equal employment in defense industries
for African Americans and after the war won the
fight to ban discrimination in the armed . . . — — Map (db m197937) HM
A Mexican-American farm worker and labor leader
who co-founded the National Farm Workers
Association, later known as United Farm Workers,
to fight for justice for farm workers.
"Non-violence takes more guts, if I can put it
bluntly, . . . — — Map (db m197895) HM
Located at the convergence of the Chenango and Susquehanna Rivers, Confluence Park is the hub of the Two Rivers Greenway and a meeting of Binghamtons past and present.
[captions] The South Washington Street Bridge, shown here, was designed by . . . — — Map (db m198124) HM
This park capitalizes on the natural beauty of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers, maintaining a strong vista of the river confluence. The hub of a network of Binghamton's riverfront greenways, the park was planned to provide safe public access to . . . — — Map (db m198126) HM
Journalist, publisher, author and an American
civil rights leader. As president of the Arkansas
NAACP, she played an important role in the
Little Rock integration crisis of 1957.
"No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal
in his or . . . — — Map (db m197921) HM
On Pennsylvania Avenue at South Washington Street, on the right when traveling west on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Dedicated to the memory of our boys who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War II. B.B.B. Factory. Harold Butts, Joseph Curay, Vernon Leamon, Michael Lutsic, Clarence Misner Workshoe Factory. Martin Bernat, John Bezosky Jr. Geo. F. Factory. . . . — — Map (db m198159) WM
On Conklin Avenue at Exchange Street, on the left when traveling east on Conklin Avenue.
On February 11th Donald was driving a tractor fitted with a sweeper brush to remove snow from sidewalks. Donald noticed co-workers shoveling the sidewalks of this bridge. In an act of kindness he volunteered to clear the bridge sidewalks with his . . . — — Map (db m198180) HM
Civil Rights leader and union organizer who
worked alongside MLK, Jr. and also served as
president of the Montgomery NAACP.
"We had a long, hard row to hoe, but we did it with
persistence, great leadership and belief
in ourselves and . . . — — Map (db m197936) HM
One of the Greensboro Four who participated
in the famous "Sit-In" at the Greensboro, NC
Woolworth's store, challenging the store's
policy of segregation.
"Mom, we are going to do something tomorrow that
may change history that might . . . — — Map (db m197885) HM
In August 1964, she testified at the Democratic
National Convention calling for the seating of
the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
at that convention.
"The first vote I cast, I cast my first vote for
myself, because I was running . . . — — Map (db m197938) HM
A self-educated escaped slave and an American
abolitionist and reformer, he firmly believed
in the equality of all people, regardless of race or sex.
"The life of a nation is secure only while the nation
is honest, truthful, and . . . — — Map (db m197919) HM
The Chenango Canal
Between 1837 and 1875 the
canal linked Binghamton
and Utica. Its general course
followed the line of State
St. which is built on the
filled in canal bed. — — Map (db m93029) HM
The lone survivor of a lynching, Cameron dedicated
his life to promoting civil rights, racial unity
and equality. He was an author and founded several
chapters of the NAACP and also
America's Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee.
"I . . . — — Map (db m197940) HM
Was part of the Southern Christian Leadership
Conference, founded by Martin Luther King, Jr.
whose purpose was to harness moral authority in the
service of the civil rights movement.
"If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can . . . — — Map (db m197877) HM
The 35th President of the U.S., Kennedy supported
desegregation and civil rights. He proposed
what became the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
"One person can make a difference and
every person should try." — — Map (db m197905) HM
Became a Freedom Rider associated with the
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
Later, as the chairman of SNCC, he helped plan
and took part in the Selma, Alabama desegreation
march that became known as Bloody Sunday.
"We can . . . — — Map (db m197888) HM
On Collier Street, 0.1 miles south of Court Street (U.S. 11), on the left when traveling south.
Dedicated to all veterans who served our country during the Korean Conflict, "The Forgotten War", July 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953 [south side] Korean (conflict) War. June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953. Killed in action, Broome County, NY. Patrick . . . — — Map (db m198173) WM
On Riverside Drive at Water Street, on the right when traveling west on Riverside Drive.
Men of Broome who served for us, in your name this bridge we give, that your laurels may grow green, that your memory may live. Flowing stream and wooded hills spanned by arch of classic grace, here we speak our gratitude, here we hold your . . . — — Map (db m198130) WM
Devoted his life to the pursuit of social justice
through non-violent civil disobedience,
beginning in South Africa, then as a leader of the
independence movement in his native India.
He was assassinated as he tried to address the . . . — — Map (db m197899) HM
Near This Point 18 August 1779
Camped the army of James Clinton en
route to join the forces of General John
Sullivan in the expedition against the Iroquois and their British allies in the war of
the American Revolution
Originally erected by . . . — — Map (db m92920) HM
Imprisoned for resisting South African apartheid.
Four years after his 1990 release, South Africans
of all races were allowed to vote for the first time
in a national election where he was elected the
first black president of South . . . — — Map (db m197904) HM
On Century Drive north of Kriska Lane, on the left when traveling north.
First hospital on the United States dedicated to the treatmemt of alcoholism.
Placed by the New York State Society of the National Society of the Dames of the Court of Honor
Mrs. James V. Fiori
1997 — — Map (db m149561) HM
Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton 1779
An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggressions of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, extending . . . — — Map (db m93324) HM
On Chestnut Street at College Street, on the right when traveling south on Chestnut Street.
Former site of St. Mary's Home operated by the sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet founded by the Rev. James F. Horrigan 1881 - 1961. Erected by the kids, benefactors of St. Mary's Home Aug. 1998. — — Map (db m198202) HM
A woman's right activist whose protests
ultimately led to the passage of the Nineteenth
Amendment to the Constitution which gave
women the right to vote.
"Failure is impossible" — — Map (db m197893) HM
Built by Cornelius & Barbara Bevier circa 1850. Purchased 1889 by Otsego County native & Civil War veteran William Wright for 3,000.00. W. E. Wright was a carpenter, general contractor & proprietor of two stove & tinware stores in Binghamton. . . . — — Map (db m94390) HM
On Wall Street at Dwight Street, on the right when traveling south on Wall Street.
The Binghamton Clothing Company stood directly across the street from this marker. The fire, which began on July 22, 1913 at approximately 2:25pm, remains the worst loss of life by fire in city history. The fire claimed 31 lives. Nellie Connor, . . . — — Map (db m198174) HM
First Farm Bureau in the United States
In 1911 began the largest organization of farmers founded for the purpose of extending the science of agriculture.The growth of their idea resulted in the unparalleled productivity of American agriculture . . . — — Map (db m93291) HM
A white mail carrier who staged lone protests
against racial inequality by hand-delivering letters
he had written denouncing racial segregation.
He was gunned down on his final walk to
the state capital in Mississippi.
"Equal rights . . . — — Map (db m197891) HM
On Henry Street at Chenango Street, on the right when traveling west on Henry Street.
William L. Moore was a man of action. This Binghamton native faced many challenges while helping to preserve the freedom and rights of others. After he served our country honorably as a U.S. Marine and graduated from Harpur College (SUNY), he . . . — — Map (db m198184) HM
The stone walls visible here are parts of Lock 107 on the Chenango Canal, which opened in 1837. Constructed as a composite lock of stone lined with wooden planks, Lock 107 was repaired and rebuilt several times over the years. The last rebuild of . . . — — Map (db m94370) HM
The Chenango Canal was part of a vast network of canals that connected New York State's cities with the Great Lakes, the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean. Opened for navigation on May 6, 1837, the Chenango Canal carried people between the Erie . . . — — Map (db m94410) HM
The valleys of the Upper Susquehanna River were natural routes for Indians, traders and settlers. Oquaga, near Windsor, was an Indian fur-trading post, and became an objective of the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign of 1779. From a dam at the outlet of . . . — — Map (db m35164) HM
On Second Street, on the right when traveling west.
This Boulder Marks The
Fort Stanwix Treaty Line
The deed from the Indians to the whites
was signed November,5 1768
The line was run in 1769
from the Delaware River almost due north
to the mouth of the Unadilla River
It afterward became the . . . — — Map (db m92769) HM
On West Main Street (Route 17C) at Badger Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street.
An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggressions of English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, extending westward the dominion of the United States.
Union near this point . . . — — Map (db m141807) HM
Reticulated giraffes are a giraffe subspecies that live in open woodlands and wooded grasslands in Somalia, northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia. There are a total of nine subspecies of giraffes that call Africa home.
Main text . . . — — Map (db m150508)
On Vestal Parkway West (New York State Route 434) at Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Vestal Parkway West.
from the people of Vestal
to their servicemen and women who
served, gave their lives, and
carried the torch of freedom.
World War II Dead
Floyd Beam Chester Bennett R. W. Bingham
Robert Bingham . . . — — Map (db m154395) WM
Years in Production: 1960 - 1987
Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant, Chrysler
Weight: 46 Tons
Main Armament: 105mm (4.1in) M68 Gun
Engine: V-12 Twin Turbo Diesel
Top Speed: @30mph (road)
This display is in honor of all service . . . — — Map (db m104532) HM WM
First People in the Valley
The earliest inhabitants of this Susquehanna River valley were here more than 400 years ago. A 1614 map drawn by Dutch traders shows the existence of a village spelled Ogehage. Over time- and many different . . . — — Map (db m94489) HM
In Memory of "Wausaunia" Rebecca Kellogg Ashley
Born Dec. 22, 1695, in Suffield, Mass.
Died Aug 1757, Windsor N.Y.
Interpreter for the Indians at the "Old Fort," a mission station in charge of Rev. Gideon Hawley in 1748. — — Map (db m94536) HM