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Martin Luther King, Jr. Historical Markers

Markers related to the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
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Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — I Had A Dream — Dr. 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
Alabama (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
Alabama (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
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — 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
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — 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
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church — Organized 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
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Minister's Home / Dr. Martin Luther King — Dexter 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
Alabama (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
California (Fresno County), Fresno — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — 1929 - 1968
"I have a dream..." Nobel Peace Prize 1964 Dedicated January 18, 1988 — Map (db m41011) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — W.7 — Freedom Plaza — Civil 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 . . . — Map (db m28528) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — W.6 — Willard Inter-Continental Hotel — Civil 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 Monthly At 6:30 a.m. . . . — Map (db m10905) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929 - 1968 — The 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
District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — 9 of 17 — The Fires of 1968 — Midcity 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 Street, . . . — Map (db m21658) HM
District 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
District of Columbia (Washington), The Tidal Basin — Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial — National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C.
“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 . . . — Map (db m46398) HM
District 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 equally . . . — Map (db m208) HM
Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — 156 M.L. King Avenue — ACCORD 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
Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — 64 Washington Street — ACCORD 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
Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — 79 Bridge Street — ACCORD 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
Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — 81 Bridge Street — ACCORD 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
Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — 96 Evergreen Avenue — ACCORD 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
Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — Former St. Johns County Jail — ACCORD 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
Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — St. Augustine Beach Wade-Ins — ACCORD 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
Georgia (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
Georgia (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
Georgia (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
Georgia (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
Georgia (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
Georgia (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
Georgia (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
Indiana (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
Louisiana (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
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Tree
This tree is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968 "Freedom must ring from every mountainside...and when this happens, all...will be able to stand together...and sing a new song...Free at last, free at last, . . . — Map (db m65294) HM
Michigan (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 . . . — Map (db m72501) HM
Mississippi (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
New 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
North 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
Ohio (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
Pennsylvania (Centre County), University Park — 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
Pennsylvania (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
Pennsylvania (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
Pennsylvania (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
Pennsylvania (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
South Carolina (Beaufort County), St. Helena — 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
South 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
South 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
South 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
Tennessee (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
Tennessee (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 the . . . — Map (db m82865) HM
Texas (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
Virginia, Hopewell — Dr. M. L. King, Jr.
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Virginia, Newport News — King Comes to Newport News — Dr. 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 was . . . — Map (db m98321) HM
Virginia, Newport News — Memorial Design & Concept — Dr. 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
Virginia, Newport News — Newport News Pays Tribute — Dr. 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
Virginia, Richmond — Oak Tree Planted in Honor of — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Minister of the Gospel, Author, Nobel Laureate, Civil Rights Leader, and Drum Major for Justice. Dedicated by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Gov. James S. Gilmore, III, and the Citizens of Virginia on November 14, 2001 — Map (db m4652) HM
Washington (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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