Selma to Montgomery National Historic TrailOn February 18, 1965, a night march was planned to support activist James Orange, incarcerated in the Perry County Jail. Preachers led participants from this church, Zion Chapel Methodist, the physical and spiritual base of the movement in Marion. But armed state troopers in riot gear immediately confronted them. Suddenly the lights went out in the square behind them and nightsticks started swinging. Heads were clubbed and bodies trampled. There was screaming and blood.
|Placed By||The National Park Service, Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 470186 N 3610599|
|Decimal Degrees||32.63256667, -87.31783333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 37.954', W 87° 19.07'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 37' 57.24" N, 87° 19' 4.2" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 302 Pickens St, Marion AL 36756, US|
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