"Testament" (HM2DI9)

Location: Little Rock, AR 72201 Pulaski County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 44.871', W 92° 17.344'

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Civil Rights Memorial Sculpture of the Little Rock Nine

Facing law and social custom that defined them as second tier citizens, the Little Rock Nine, taking their cue from the ever expanding struggle for civil rights, opted to define themselves quite differently. With the help of stalwart parents, other family members and those in the community who shared their vision, this group of young people came to understand the reality of their time, but chose to believe in a reality yet to come. It was, in part, this focus that allowed them to suffer the indignities heaped upon them by those who firmly believed in the laws of equality. With the support of countless others around the globe, and especially the guidance of L.C. and Daisy Bates, the Little Rock Night walked through the doors of Central High School. Their act of courage opened doors symbolically all over segregated America.
Sculptors:Deering, Scallion and Deering StudioLegislative Sponsors:Senator Tracy SteeleSenator Irma Hunter BrownFunding by:Little Rock Nine FoundationWinthrop Rockefeller Foundation83rd, 84th, 85th General Assemblies of the Arkansas LegislatureSecretary of State Charlie DanielsGovernor Mike Huckabee
HM NumberHM2DI9
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Date Added Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 565072 N 3845311
Decimal Degrees34.74785000, -92.28906667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.871', W 92° 17.344'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 52.26" N, 92° 17' 20.64" W
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Area Code(s)501
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1524 W 4th St, Little Rock AR 72201, US
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