Montgomery Racial Segregation on Buses

Montgomery Racial Segregation on Buses (HM27ZN)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36104 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 22.322', W 86° 18.737'

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On multiple occasions in 1955, black women were arrested for challenging Montgomery's law requiring racial segregation on buses. The arrest of Rosa Parks sparked a mass protest that launched the modern civil rights movement and brought to prominence a young pastor named Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For nearly a year, black people in Montgomery boycotted the buses and challenged racial segregation in court, sustained by the courage of black women who collectively walked thousands of miles to end racial segregation in public transportation. You are standing in the neighborhood where modern civil rights activism in America was born.

Dana King (b. 1960)
Guided By Justice, 2018
HM NumberHM27ZN
Year Placed2018
Placed ByThe Equal Justice Initiative
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, May 31st, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 564695 N 3581881
Decimal Degrees32.37203333, -86.31228333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.322', W 86° 18.737'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 19.32" N, 86° 18' 44.22" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)334
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 456 Holcombe St, Montgomery AL 36104, US
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