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Martin Luther King, Jr. Historical Markers

Markers related to the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church Marker (<i>wide view; church in background across street</i>) image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2015
Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church Marker (wide view; church in background across street)
1Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail —
Brown A.M.E. Chapel (in front of you) served as a safe haven for supporters during the voting rights campaign. Pastor P.H. Lewis and his congregation courageously broke the injunction prohibiting African Americans from holding mass meetings, making . . . Map (db m131995) HM
2Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — I Had A DreamDr. Martin L. King Jr.
The demonstration that led to the most important advance in civil rights for millions of Black Americans began here March 21, 1965. It was the 50-mile march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, the State Capital. Defying threats of death, Dr. . . . Map (db m83578) HM
3Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — "Peace Be Still"Mark 4:39
On Palm Sunday, 1963 Rev. N. H. Smith, Rev. John T. Porter and Rev. A. D. King led a sympathy march from St. Paul United Methodist Church down 6th Avenue North in support of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth and Rev. Ralph . . . Map (db m73023) HM
4Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Born Jan. 15, 1929 Assassinated Apr. 4. 1968 "...yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice; say that I was a drum major for peace..." His dream liberated Birmingham from itself and began a . . . Map (db m73007) HM
5Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — 8 — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth invited Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Birmingham in 1962. Shuttlesworth saw potential in the young minister, and their combined efforts were instrumental in Birmingham's desegregation. The campaign catapulted King into the . . . Map (db m73031) HM
6Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — 6 — Kneeling Ministers
Responsible for much planning and leadership, the clergy played a central role in the Birmingham Campaign--like the famous Palm Sunday incident in 1963 (see nearby plaque). Local clergy like Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth worked with out-of-town ministers, . . . Map (db m73080) HM
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7Alabama (Jefferson County), Fairfield — Miles College Leaders, Students Active During Civil Rights Era
Miles College Leaders. Students Active During Civil Rights Era The Colored Methodist Episcopal Church founded Miles College in Fairfield in 1898. During the 1960s, President Lucius Pitts encouraged students, faculty and staff to become . . . Map (db m153232) HM
8Alabama (Macon County), Tuskegee Institute — Tuskegee ChapelTuskegee Institute National Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
. . . I always make it a rule to read a chapter [in the Bible] or a portion of a chapter in the morning, before beginning the work of the day. —Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery The chapel, designed by Paul . . . Map (db m100162) HM
9Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — A Mighty Walk From Selma — Montgomery Public Art —
This mural depicts the 54-mile march from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to the State Capitol in Montgomery in March 1965. Demonstrators along the bottom march with leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in the center, including Martin . . . Map (db m153061) HM
10Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist ChurchOrganized 1877
The second black Baptist Church in Montgomery. First pastor was Rev. C. O. Boothe. Present structure built 1885. Designed by Pelham J. Anderson; built by William Watkins, a member of the congregation. Many prominent black citizens of Montgomery . . . Map (db m25128) HM
11Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Minister's Home / Dr. Martin Luther KingDexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
Side A House built circa 1912. It has been the home of the ministers of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church since 1919. Its most famous occupant, Dr. Martin Luther King, lived here from Sept. 1954-Feb. 1960. During this time he led the Bus Boycott . . . Map (db m86132) HM
12Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Selma-to-Montgomery March
Side A The Selma-to-Montgomery March ended here on March 25, 1965, when 25,000 civil rights marchers arrived at the Alabama State Capitol to demand the right to vote for African Americans. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights . . . Map (db m62747) HM
13California (Fresno County), Fresno — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968
"I have a dream..." Nobel Peace Prize 1964 Dedicated January 18, 1988Map (db m41011) HM
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14California (Santa Clara County), Stanford — The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On April 23, 1964 and April 14, 1967, The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed the Stanford community and local citizens in this Auditorium. “It may well be that we will have to repeat in this generation, not merely for the . . . Map (db m115849) HM
15Connecticut (Hartford County), New Britain — I Have A Dream
I Have A Dream Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929 - 1968 We have inherited a large house, a great world house in which we have to live together – black and white, easterner and westener, gentile and Jew, Catholic and Protestant, Moslem . . . Map (db m202466) HM
16District of Columbia (Washington), Columbia Island — Architect of the Great SocietyGeorge Washington Memorial Parkway — Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove —
"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose." - Lyndon Baines Johnson
The Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac is a living memorial, surrounded by a grove of white . . . Map (db m181395) HM
17District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — W.7 — Freedom PlazaCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
“I have a dream.” Martin Luther King, Jr. August 1963
The block-long plaza at 13th and Pennsylvania Avenue just ahead to your left honors civil rights leader Martin Luther King with the . . . Map (db m28528) HM
18District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929 - 1968The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
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 . . . Map (db m91920) HM
19District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — W.6 — The Willard Inter-Continental HotelCivil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail —
"This hotel, in fact, may be much more justly called the center of Washington and the Union than either the Capitol, the White House, or the State Department...." Nathaniel Hawthorne, Civil War reporter for the Atlantic . . . Map (db m10905) HM
20District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — 9 — The Fires of 1968Midcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail —
The assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thursday, April 4, 1968, changed this neighborhood forever. When word of Dr. King’s murder spread that evening, Washingtonians gathered along busy 14th and U streets, NW; H . . . Map (db m130892) HM
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21District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Lincoln Memorial
[Dedication by Royal Cortissoz, above the statue by sculptor Daniel Chester French:] "In this temple as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever." [Inscription . . . Map (db m28607) HM
22District of Columbia (Washington), The Tidal Basin — Martin Luther King, Jr. MemorialNational Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C. — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
“With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able . . . Map (db m46398) HM
23District of Columbia (Washington), The Tidal Basin — The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
At this site will be erected the Martin Luther King, Jr .Memorial. The memorial will embody the man, the movement and the message. It will honor this 20th century visionary who brought about change through the principles of nonviolence and . . . Map (db m208) HM
24Florida (Orange County), Orlando — Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.March 6, 1964 — Tinker Field History Plaza —
Orlando's Rev. Curtis Jackson invited Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., to Orlando in 1962. Rev. King was unable to attend at the time, but he did come to Orlando in the Spring of 1964 after leading the 10,000-person March for Freedom in Philadelphia . . . Map (db m189260) HM
25Florida (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Landmark Memorial
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. landmark Memorial was completed in 2004, commemorating his life, work and civil rights activism. The largest of its kind in Florida and southern parts of the United States, the landmark embodies his fight to bring . . . Map (db m180056) HM
26Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — 156 M.L. King AvenueACCORD Freedom Trail
The house at 156 Central Avenue was built in the 1950's for Mrs. Janie Price, a nurse at Flagler Hospital. She had taken her nurse's training at Grady Hospital in Atlanta in the 1940s and while there had attended dances with students from Morehouse . . . Map (db m7627) HM
27Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — 64 Washington StreetACCORD Freedom Trail
64 Washington Street was the Florida State Headquarters of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) during and after the civil rights demonstrations of 1964. SCLC was founded in 1957 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. after the successful . . . Map (db m7607) HM
28Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — 79 Bridge StreetACCORD Freedom Trail
The Rudcarlie Building at 79 Bridge Street was built in the 1950's by Dr. Rudolph N. Gordon (1901-1959) and named for the members of his family. Rudolph, Carlotta, and Rosalie. It was the first medical/dental office constructed in St. Augustine . . . Map (db m7640) HM
29Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — 81 Bridge StreetACCORD Freedom Trail
This Victorian house in the historic Lincolnville neighborhood (founded by freed slaves after the Civil War) became a civil rights landmark in 1964. It was a gathering place for people in the movement, where they could meet, rest, seek solace, and . . . Map (db m40729) HM
30Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — 96 Evergreen AvenueACCORD Freedom Trail
Zion Baptist Church, with its distinctive double towers, was built in 1921 to house a congregation originally organized in 1886. It is the last house of worship passed by many funerals on their way to several nearby cemeteries, including the one . . . Map (db m7803) HM
31Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — Former St. Johns County JailACCORD Freedom Trail
This building, designed by architect F. A. Hollingsworth, opened in 1953 as the St. Johns County Jail, replacing an earlier jail building on San Marco Avenue that subsequently became a tourist attraction. A decade later, this building played a . . . Map (db m40728) HM
32Florida (St. Johns County), St. Augustine — St. Augustine Beach Wade-InsACCORD Freedom Trail
Some of the most widely-publicized events of the civil rights movement took place at St. Augustine Beach in the summer of 1964, when wade-ins were conducted at what had historically been a beach reserved for “Whites Only”. Many . . . Map (db m40727) HM
33Georgia (DeKalb County), Decatur — 44-3 — The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Decatur
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was sentenced here, at the site of the former DeKalb Building, on October 25, 1960, to four months of hard labor for protesting segregation with the Atlanta Student Movement at a Rich's Department Store dining room. . . . Map (db m173323) HM
34Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Birth Home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Built 1895. Purchased 1909 by Dr. King's maternal grandfather, Dr. A. D. Williams. Birthplace of Dr. King 1929. Acquired with assistance of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 1974. Designated as part of the National Historic Site 1980. Dedicated as part of . . . Map (db m73422) HM
35Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Ebenezer Baptist Church
"Our Stone of Help." "Then Samuel took a stone and named it Ebenezer for he said, 'Thus far the Lord has helped us.'" (I Samuel 7:12.) The Rev. John A. Parker, Pastor 1886-1894. The Rev. Dr. Alfred Daniel Williams, Pastor . . . Map (db m5481) HM
36Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Freedom Park
Freedom Park celebrates the lives and work of two renowned Georgians and Nobel Peace Prize winners, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and President Jimmy Carter. Beginning at the far end of the parking lot, a gentle paved trail extends through . . . Map (db m73173) HM
37Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [Photo 1 caption reads] King and daughter . . . Map (db m64767) HM
38Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — The Birthplace
For his first 12 years Martin Luther King, Jr., lived in the comfortable middle-class home across from you. Two cultural values distinguished the King household: a strong sense of family and the ever-presence of religion. Bad behavior often met . . . Map (db m64772) HM
39Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — The Eternal Flame
The Eternal Flame symbolizes the continuing effort to realize Dr. King's ideals for the "Beloved Community" which requires lasting personal commitment that cannot weaken when faced with obstacles.Map (db m73174) HM
40Georgia (Fulton County), Atlanta — The Home
Young Martin Luther King. Jr.'s, childhood here was entirely normal. He did his chores and received his allowance. Neighbors often saw him bouncing a ball off the side of the house or riding his bike along the street. He fought with his brother (he . . . Map (db m73182) HM
41Georgia (Laurens County), Dublin — Martin Luther King, Jr.'s First Public Speech1st African Baptist Church of Dublin, Georgia — April 17, 1944 —
On April 17, 1944, in the 1st A.B. Church of Dublin, Georgia, fourteen year old Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his first public speech “The Negro and the Constitution.” At this site, a seed was planted in his heart that would grow into his . . . Map (db m184511) HM
42Georgia (Laurens County), Dublin — Where the Dream BeganMartin Luther King, Jr.'s First Speech — First African Baptist Church, 1944 —
“The Negro and the Constitution” Martin Luther King, Jr. Negroes were first brought to America in 1620 when England legalized slavery both in England and the colonies and America; the institution grew and thrived for about 150 years upon the backs . . . Map (db m184525) HM
43Indiana (Allen County), Fort Wayne — I Have A Dream
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44Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.2005.1 — Robert F. Kennedy Speech on Death of Martin L. King
Here on the evening of April 4, 1968, Kennedy came to address a large crowd of mostly African Americans in his bid for Democratic Party nomination for president of U.S. Instead, visibly shaken, he gave an impromptu speech about the assassination of . . . Map (db m236) HM
45Indiana (Marion County), Indianapolis — 49.2016.2 — Senate Avenue YMCA
African-American leaders formed the Young Men’s Prayer Band in 1900. It became a branch of the city YMCA by 1910. Black and white leaders helped raise funds for a new building here, which opened as the Senate Avenue YMCA in 1913. Booker T. . . . Map (db m127963) HM
46Kentucky (Daviess County), Owensboro — 2036 — Moneta J. Sleet, Jr. / Pulitzer Prize Winner(1926-1996)
Moneta J. Sleet, Jr. Born in Owensboro. Sleet was a graduate of Ky. State College and New York Univ. Beginning in 1955, he worked as photojournalist for Jet and Ebony magazines for 41 yrs. During the 1950s-60s, his photos . . . Map (db m159338) HM
47Louisiana (Orleans Parish), New Orleans — The New Zion Baptist Church
Founded in 1921 by R.C. Matthews and 45 members, New Zion Baptist Church moved to 2319 Third Street in 1949. Here, under the leadership of Rev. A.L. Davis, Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) became a permanent organization . . . Map (db m95835) HM
48Maryland (Baltimore), Upton — Building Community OrganizationsPennsylvania Avenue Heritage Trail
In the 1930s, Old West Baltimore matured into a self-sustaining, thriving community that nurtured the mind, body and spirit. Old West Baltimore was home to many churches, shops, professional offices, banks and financial institutions, educational . . . Map (db m168766) HM
49Michigan (Monroe County), Monroe — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.(1929 ~ 1968) — The words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. —
“If you are cut down in a movement that is designed to save the soul of a nation, then no other death could be more redemptive. We must somehow believe that unearned suffering is redemptive. We must work passionately and indefatigably to bridge . . . Map (db m72501) HM
50Minnesota (Hennepin County), Minneapolis — Opening DoorsDriven to Discover — University of Minnesota —
Founding Principles The University of Minnesota was chartered in 1851 on the principle of broad access to education. Yet, for much of the University's history the advantages of higher education were out of reach for many. Economic, . . . Map (db m156522) HM
51Mississippi (Forrest County), Hattiesburg — "The Civil Rights Church"
On this site stood the old Mount Zion Baptist Church, demolished in 1993. Known locally as "The Cvil Rights Church", the church hosted a "Freedom School” in 1964 and many mass meetings during the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. . . . Map (db m118478) HM
52Mississippi (Panola County), Batesville — Dr. King Visits Batesville
On Tuesday, March 19, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a number of his aides came to Batesville to enlist participants in a planned Washington camp-in. While in Batesville, Dr. King spoke at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church to explain how the . . . Map (db m85264) HM
53New Jersey (Atlantic County), Atlantic City — Walter P. ReutherPresident, United Auto Workers Union (UAW) - 1946-1970 — The Road to Equality Runs Through Atlantic City —
"this is not the fight of the Negro members of this Union; this is the fight of the whole UAW and we are all going to be involved in it, because we believe that it is not a political question; it is a moral question" . . . Map (db m190916) HM
54New Jersey (Passaic County), Woodland Park — Martin Luther King, Jr.
On September 11, 1966, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visited this site, the home of Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Deual Rice, after speaking at the celebration of Dr. Rice's retirement as Pastor of Union Baptist Church in Montclair.Map (db m78669) HM
55North Carolina (Edgecombe County), Rocky Mount — E-112 — Martin Luther King Jr.1929 ~ 1968
In his speech, Nov. 27, 1962, in gym 200 yards S.E., civil rights leader delivered refrain "I have a dream," used in Lincoln Memorial address, 1963.Map (db m44900) HM
56North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
[ Upper Marker ] Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Wilbur Lee Mapp 1994 [ Main Marker ] Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., planned to speak at Trinity AME Zion Church in Greensboro (a few blocks from here) on April 4, 1968. He canceled his . . . Map (db m54074) HM
57Ohio (Athens County), Athens — Ohio University's Distinguished Visitors
Susan Brownell Anthony Woman Suffrage Leader Visited October 19, 1878 "To secure both national and 'domestic tranquility,' to 'establish justice,' to carry out the spirit of our Constitution, put into the hands of all women....the . . . Map (db m53838) HM
58Ohio (Richland County), Mansfield — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Memorial Reverse: “Now it doesn't matter. (go ahead! go ahead! Sounding from the audience.) It really doesn't matter what happens now. I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead, (yeah! oh yes!) . . . Map (db m20859) HM
59Oregon (Lane County), Eugene — Martin Luther King, Jr. (1964)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., minister and civil rights activist, was a powerful orator and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He had a significant impact on race relations in the United States. In 1964, Dr. King . . . Map (db m157462) HM
60Pennsylvania (Centre County), State College — Martin Luther King Jr.
On Jan. 21, 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to a crowd of 8,000 in Rec Hall as part of his efforts to draw national attention to the need for voting rights reforms that would prevent discrimination against African Americans. Dr. King's . . . Map (db m65596) HM
61Pennsylvania (Dauphin County), Harrisburg — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King City Government Center
This building, the only municipal headquarters building in the world to be named after the civil rights leader, was built for and has served as Harrisburg's City Hall since June, 1982. As part of its efforts to revitalize Center City Harrisburg, . . . Map (db m6605) HM
62Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chester — Martin Luther King, Jr.(1929 - 1968)
King lived three years in this community and ministered under the mentorship of J. Pius Barbour. He graduated from Crozer Theological Seminary, 1951. A leader of the 1963 March on Washington, King won a Nobel Peace Prize, 1964.Map (db m14784) HM
63Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Radnor Township — Klekotka Hall - 1994
This residence hall was named for Reverend John A. Klekotka, O.S.A., president of Villanova from 1959-1965. It was during his tenure that Villanova heard Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., speak on 20 January 1965.Map (db m146316) HM
64Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Upland — Martin Luther King, Jr.(1929-1968)
Minister & civil rights leader. Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 1964. At Crozer Theological Seminary here, earned his Bachelor of Divinity, 1951. King's three years at Crozer were a key period in shaping his philosophy of nonviolent social change.Map (db m14970) HM
65Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Freedom Now Rally
On August 3, 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King addressed a crowd of 10,000 at this intersection. His “Freedom Now” tour to Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland, and Boston was in gratitude for support given to his Southern Christian Leadership . . . Map (db m82485) HM
66Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Martin Luther King Plaza
On this site, in 1965 during the Freedom Rally, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed hundreds of Hawthorne's residents and surrounding neighbors. The Hawthorne Square public housing development was renamed in Reverend Dr. Martin Luther . . . Map (db m191620) HM
67Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Notable Visitors to the Liberty BellIndependence National Historical Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Korean Children's Choir at the Liberty Bell April 22, 1954 Independence National Historical Park Dalai Lama's visit, Fall 1990 Independence National Historical Park Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and Dr. Emmanuel C. . . . Map (db m146646) HM
68South Carolina (Beaufort County), Saint Helena Island — 7-15 — Penn School
[front text] One of the first schools for blacks in the South, Penn School, was reorganized as Penn Normal, Industrial and Agricultural School in 1901. As a result of this change, incorporating principals of education found at both . . . Map (db m20294) HM
69South Carolina (Charleston County), Charleston — Septima Poinsette Clark 1898-1987
Native Charlestonian and daughter of a former lowcountry slave, Mrs. Septima Clark was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. A graduate of Avery Normal Institute, Clark's first job was teaching African-American children on Johns Island. Her . . . Map (db m64797) HM
70South Carolina (Greenwood County), Epworth — 24-13 — Dr. Benjamin E. Mays
The spiritual mentor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Born here in 1894. Served as president of Morehouse College 1940-67 and as presidential advisor. Died in 1984.Map (db m11044) HM
71South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Remembering Dr. King
Front The honorary designation of Harden Street and installation of markers in the name of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. recognizes the achievements of a man who inspired the world to embrace equality and non-violence to . . . Map (db m47684) HM
72South Carolina (Williamsburg County), Kingstree — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nobel Peace Prize Winner Drum-Major for Justice Assassinated April 4, 1968 1929 ~ 1968 "Unless we learn to live together as brothers, surely we will die apart as fools.”Map (db m54769) HM
73Tennessee (Davidson County), Nashville — 3A 119 — Fisk Memorial Chapel
Fisk Memorial Chapel, deigned by New York architect William Bigelow, was erected in 1892 in memory of General Clinton B. Fisk, a founder of the University. The religious and cultural center of the campus, the Chapel has welcomed foreign dignitaries, . . . Map (db m4268) HM
74Tennessee (Grundy County), Monteagle — 2E 75 — Highlander Folk School1932-1962
In 1932, Myles Horton and Don West founded Highlander Folk School, located ½ mile north of this site. It quickly became one of the few schools in the South committed to the cause of organized labor, economic justice. and an end to racial . . . Map (db m150471) HM
75Tennessee (Shelby County), Memphis — Beale Street #1
392 Beale Avenue "There were two types of culture, I guess you could say, on Beale Street. There were the sinners and there were the saved. You had your professional people, your doctors and business folk. Then you had those who . . . Map (db m107601) HM
76Tennessee (Shelby County), Memphis — Clayborn Temple
This building. designed by architects Long & Kees with E. C. Jones supervising, was dedicated to the worship of God on Jan. 1, 1893. It was the second home of Second Presbyterian Church (organized Dec. 28, 1844) until sold to the AME Church in . . . Map (db m148963) HM
77Tennessee (Shelby County), Memphis — Here, on April 4, 1968 … / … Today, a Place of Remembrance
Here, on April 4, 1968 … Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the balcony in front of Room 306, discussing that evening's sanitation strike meeting with aides. King requested his favorite spiritual, “Precious Lord,” be played that night. . . . Map (db m183598) HM
78Tennessee (Shelby County), Memphis — 4E 95 — The Lorraine Motel
Originally the Windsor Hotel (c. 1925) and later one of only a few hotels for blacks, it hosted such entertainers as Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Count Basie, B.B. King, and Nat King Cole. Walter and Loree Bailey bought it in 1942, renaming it . . . Map (db m82865) HM
79Texas (Taylor County), Abilene — Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Martin Luther King, Jr. 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 . . . Map (db m79784) HM
80Virginia, Danville — Q 5m — Bloody Monday
In the spring of 1963 local African American ministers and other leaders organized the Danville Movement to combat widespread racial segregation and discrimination. On 10 June, two demonstrations occurred. Police clubbed and fire-hosed the marchers, . . . Map (db m66038) HM
81Virginia, Hopewell — Dr. M. L. King, Jr.
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82Virginia, Newport News — King Comes to Newport NewsDr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
As part of Dr. King’s crusading efforts, he made appearances at historically black colleges throughout the country, including Hampton Institute, to spread his message. As a man of the cloth, his most frequent venue for reaching African Americans . . . Map (db m98321) HM
83Virginia, Newport News — Memorial Design & ConceptDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza
Groundbreaking for this memorial devoted to Dr. King took place September 10, 2010, as part of Southeast Community Day. The keynote speaker was his daughter and national president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Dr. Bernice A. King. . . . Map (db m98324) HM
84Virginia, Newport News — Newport News Pays TributeDr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The report of Dr. King’s death by an assassin’s bullet on April 4, 1968, left the nation and the world stunned. The shock was especially pronounced because the minister had advocated nonviolence throughout his civil rights career. A victim of the . . . Map (db m98326) HM
85Virginia, Petersburg — 13 — McKenney LibraryPetersburg, Virginia
Petersburg's main public library, the William R. McKenney Library, is housed in a fine dwelling constructed in 1859 by John Dodson, a prominent lawyer and mayor of Petersburg. After the Civil War, the Confederate General and railroad magnate . . . Map (db m20609) HM
86Virginia, Petersburg — PB2 — McKenney LibraryPetersburg, Virginia
Petersburg's main public library, the William R. McKenney Library, is housed in a dwelling constructed in 1859 by John Dodson, a prominent lawyer and a former mayor of Petersburg. After the Civil War, the Confederate general and railroad . . . Map (db m180105) HM
87Virginia, Petersburg — QA-42 — Wyatt Tee Walker(1928-2018)
Wyatt Tee Walker, pastor of Gillfield Baptist Church from 1953 to 1960, served as the president of the Petersburg branch of the NAACP and as Virginia director of the Congress of Racial Equality. He worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and . . . Map (db m180107) HM
88Virginia (Prince Edward County), Farmville — First Baptist Church
Established 1867 Visited by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Map (db m181204) HM
89Virginia (Prince Edward County), Farmville — 26 — First Baptist ChurchFarmville, Virginia — Prince Edward County —
The First Baptist Church was organized in 1866 as an outgrowth of the predominantly white Farmville Baptist Church. In 1949, following the death of the Rev. C. H. Griffin, the Church voted unanimously to call his son, L. Francis Griffin, as . . . Map (db m31310) HM
90Virginia (Prince Edward County), Farmville — PE1 — First Baptist ChurchFarmville, Virginia — Prince Edward County —
First Baptist Church in Farmville was organized in 1866 as an outgrowth of the predominantly white Farmville Baptist Church. In 1949, following the death of the Rev. C.H. Griffin, the church voted unanimously to call on his son, L. Francis . . . Map (db m181206) HM
91Virginia, Richmond — Coburn Hall — Virginia Union University —
Coburn Hall was constructed in 1899 and named for Maine governor Abner Coburn. It held Virginia Union’s original chapel and library collection. Many legendary pastors and scholars preached and lectured in Coburn Hall, including Dr. Martin Luther . . . Map (db m108984) HM
92Virginia, Roanoke — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge
Facing the railroad tracks, west is to your left where you see the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge. Originally called the Henry Street Bridge, it spans the tracks to connect historic Henry Street with First Street to the south. The bridge . . . Map (db m134595) HM
93Virginia, Williamsburg — W-108 — First Baptist Church
This church, home to one of the oldest continuous congregations organized by African Americans, traces its origins to brush arbor meetings held by 1776 at a nearby plantation. The congregation moved to a Williamsburg carriage house and in 1856 . . . Map (db m167815) HM
94Washington (King County), Seattle — Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park — The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. —
This park honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. was inspired by Dr. King’s last speech entitled “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” He delivered the speech in Memphis, Tennessee the night before he was assassinated. He was there in support of . . . Map (db m22557) HM
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Dec. 7, 2022