Marchers, Supporters, Hecklers

Marchers, Supporters, Hecklers (HM24EQ)

Location: Hayneville, AL 36040 Lowndes County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 16.201', W 86° 43.617'

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Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail

While helicopters buzzed overhead, National Guard soldiers—ordered by President Lyndon Johnson to protect the marchers—lined U.S. Highway 80, alert to the potential of violence by angry whites. Marchers walked mile after tired mile, while black supporters in Lowndes County—a county with no registered black voters at the beginning of 1965—left fields and homes to wave the marchers on. Local whites looked on in silent amazement and disgust, through some, seething with anger, jeered and sneered at marchers (right) as they passed by.

As you walked you saw people coming, waving, bringing you something to drink. You saw the power of the most powerful country on the face of the earth, the United States government. The United States military provided protection for this nonviolent crusade.
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HM NumberHM24EQ
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Year Placed2015
Placed ByThe National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, January 7th, 2018 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 525715 N 3570398
Decimal Degrees32.27001667, -86.72695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 16.201', W 86° 43.617'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 16' 12.06" N, 86° 43' 37.02" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7153 US-80, Hayneville AL 36040, US
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