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A Register of Civil Rights Event Locations, Memorials and Historical Places from around the world.
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Civil Rights Memorials


Civil and political rights are a class of rights and freedoms that protect individuals from unwarranted action by government and private organizations and individuals and ensure one's ability to participate in the civil and political life of the state without discrimination or repression. The struggle for Equality has left a rich history of lessons learned. We welcome any Civil Rights Memorial fram any corner of the world.

Some of the locations associated with the Civil rights movement in the United States, such as Birmingham, Alabama's 16th Street Baptist Church and the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama are well known while other locations still exist but have long been forgotten. Let's preserve the history of these locations by finding and logging them as waymarks so that future generations can know of these historic locations and benefit from the lessons learned at these locations.

The categories of Civil Rights event locations here:

Civil Right
Examples/More Information
Gender



Women Suffrage
History of Women's Suffrage,
One Hundred Years toward Suffrage,
U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI & VII)
  
Disability








Wikipedia - Disability,
Wikipedia - Developmental disability,
Americans with Disability Act



Note: We are looking for monument, memorial or historic markers that honor a specific person or event related to the removal of barriers, physical or otherwise, for people with a disability. Aids to those with disability such as wheel chair ramps, signs in Braille, special parking places, and other types of aids will not be accepted.
  
National Origin
U.S. Immigration Act of 1924,
U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI & VII)
  
Race








Abolitionism,
Apartheid ,
Dunmore's Proclamation,
African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968)
U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964,
also see African slave trade, Arab slave trade, Human trafficking and History of slavery.


Note: This category is not limited to the U.S. Civil Rights moments but is open to any struggle for civil rights worldwide.
  
Religion



Catholic emancipation,
Jewish emancipation,
U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI & VII)

Note: Probably acceptable for the waymarking category for Religious Freedom.

  
Sexual Orientation

U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title IX)
LGBT social movements,
Employment Non-Discrimination Act
  
Age Emancipation of minors
 
Class



Reform Act 1867
Reform League
Middle class
Working class
Upper class
Note: Class is a socio-economic term and should not be confused with race.
  


Here is a partial list of some of the Civil Rights Movements from around the world.

  • Civil rights movement in Northern Ireland
  • Canada's Quiet Revolution
  • Civil rights movement in the United States
  • The struggle to end apartheid in South Africa
  • Chicano Movement
  • American Indian Movement
  • Gender equity issues
  • LGBT rights and gay liberation



Effective June 5, 2010: We will no longer accept memorial to units that fought in the Civil War. While the actions of units such at the 54th Regiment distinguished the black soldiers as loyal, courageous members of the Union Army and further their cause for emancipation, there are already several categories that memorials to Civil War units and individuals fall under.

Effective May 1, 2011: We will no longer accept memorial to the fight against communism. These memorial should be posted to the "Monuments of the Eastern Freedomfights " catagory.

Effective November 17, 2013: Class equality has been added as a Civil Rights type. This change was made to include the expansion of voting rights to working class people and other such groups that were denied the right to vote based on their socio-economic status. Class is a socio-economic term and should not be confused with race.


Posting instructions

In order to post a new waymark to this category:
  1. The post must relate to one of the following Civil Rights:
    • Age
    • Class equality
    • Disability
    • Gender equality (women's suffrage)
    • National Origin
    • Race (the U.S. Civil Rights movement fits here)
    • Religion
    • Sexual Orientation

  2. Determine and provide the latitude and longitude (in the WGS84 datum) by physically visiting the site.


  3. You may name your Waymark Listing anything you like within reason but it should provide some indication of the nature of the site. Consider adding a descriptive tag at the beginning of the name to further assist Waymarking participants to locate the Waymark.

    As a guideline, the following is a suggested naming scheme for listings in this category: Freedom Corner - Jackson, MS.


  4. Quick Description, is just that, a quick description of the memorial. As a suggestion (not a requirement), it is also nice to include the name location (i.e. the street or park name) in your description. Help others find your waymark.


  5. In the Detailed Description provide an explanation of why the site is important in the history of Civil Rights including any pertinent dates. Please document your sources. If you are including any text from the monument, then your source is the monument. If you wrote it, then no need to specify your source.


  6. One of more photograps taken by you. (No need for you or your GPSr to be in picture)

A few suggestions

  • First and foremost, have fun and enjoy yourself.

  • Take lots of pictures from more than one location around the monument. It is better to have extra pictures and not need them, then to get home and find out you got a great picture of the back of some ones head. Hopefully you are using a digital camera and all those extra pictures are cheap insurance.

  • Try and take some close up shots. A good picture of any text on the monument will help you write your description.

  • Look around you, there may be another waymark right under your feet.


Revised: November 17, 2013

Instructions for Posting a Civil Rights Memorials Waymark:
In order to post a new waymark to this category:

1. The post must relate to one of the following Civil Rights:

Age
Class
Disability
Gender/Class equality (women's suffrage)
National Origin
Race (the U.S. Civil Rights movement fits here)
Religion
Sexual Orientation

2. Determine and provide the latitude and longitude (in the WGS84 datum) by physically visiting the site.

3. You may name your Waymark Listing anything you like within reason but it should provide some indication of the nature of the site. Consider adding a descriptive tag at the beginning of the name to further assist Waymarking participants to locate the Waymark.

As a guideline, the following is a suggested naming scheme for listings in this category: Freedom Corner - Jackson, MS.

4. Quick Description, is just that, a quick description of the memorial. As a suggestion (not a requirement), it is also nice to include the name location (i.e. the street or park name) in your description. Help others find your waymark.

5. In the Detailed Description provide an explanation of why the site is important in the history of Civil Rights including any pertinent dates. Please document your sources. If you are including any text from the monument, then your source is the monument. If you wrote it, then no need to specify your source.

6. One of more photographs taken by you, the more the better. (No need for you or your GPSr to be in picture)

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
You must have visited the site in person, not online.
Category Settings:
  • Waymarks can be added to this category
  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
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Civil Rights MemorialsAfrican Meeting House - Boston, MA

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The African Meeting House, built in 1806 to house a Baptist church, was the center of the abolitionist movement in Boston that included famous abolitionists like William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/23/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsMLK, Prophet for Peace - Pueblo, CO

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This controversial sculpting of Martin Luther King has made this monument more a joke than memorial of the Civil Rights struggle. The sculpture used to be in Denver's City Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 8/21/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsHome of Thomas Paul, Sr. - Boston, MA

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Thomas Paul Sr. lived 1773 - 1831 and was the first minister to the African Baptist Church, an abolitionist, Masonic leader, and an active missionary to Haiti.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/19/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsThe Black Cone - Reykjavik, Iceland

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This monument is located across the street from Iceland's Parliament building.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Metro2

location: Iceland

date approved: 7/1/2014

last visited: 6/18/2014

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Civil Rights MemorialsDr. Silas Hamilton & His School - Otterville, IL

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The monument is the only known monument erected by a former slave to his master.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/28/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsYork the Slave - Cairo, IL

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York was not William Clark's servant, as some historians report, he was his slave. This marker on the old custom house lawn in Cairo, not far from where the expedition stayed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/25/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsLucy Stone - Boston., MA

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Women's rights activist Lucy Stone is one of three women honored at the Boston Women's Memorial on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall between Gloucester St. and Fairfield St. in the Back Bay of Boston.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/19/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsPort Gibson Boycott Marker and Mural (U.S. Civil Rights)

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Commemorative Marker and Mural to honor Port Gibson Boycott for civil rights which ended up all the way at the Supreme Court. Marker and Mural located across the street from the Claiborne County Courthouse in Port Gibson, MS.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kwashnak

location: Mississippi

date approved: 5/28/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsLincoln School - Canton, MO

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Author Eleanora Tate used Lincoln School as a model for the mythical Douglas School in Nutbush, Missouri, in her stories for children and young adults.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/16/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsMorris Birkbeck - Albion, IL

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Marker to English poet, entrepreneur, and attempt to bring British life to America and his strong stand against slavery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/16/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsPomník boje sociální demokracie za práva delníku - Brno, Czech Republic

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Pomník boje sociální demokracie za práva delníku ve Vrchlického sadu

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/11/2014

last visited: 4/11/2014

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Civil Rights MemorialsVeznenym Polakum - Brno, Czech Republic

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Pametní deska polských vlastencu, veznených na Špilberku v letech 1839–1848 a 1939–1940

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/11/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsVeznenym Madarum - Brno, Czech Republic

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Pametni deska venovana veznenym Madarum

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/11/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsSebastian-Lotzer-Denkmal - Horb, Germany, BW

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At the 'Wintergasse' in Horb, Germany, Baden-Württemberg is a memorial for Sebastian Lotzer located. He was the author of the so-called 'Zwölf Artikel' (Twelve Articles) in 1525, which have been the first written down human rights in Europe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 4/4/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsPametní deska 80. výrocí zrušení roboty - Brno, Czech Republic

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CS: pametní deska pripomínající 80. výrocí zrušení roboty a 10. výrocí vzniku Ceskoslovenské republiky // EN: The commemorative plaque the 80th anniversary of the abolition of serfdom and 10 anniversary of the Czechoslovak Republic

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ALMOR team

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/20/2014

last visited: 4/19/2014

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Civil Rights MemorialsHardenburger Waldfest - Bad Dürkheim/Germany

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A memorial site for the Hardenburger Waldfest. Gedenkstelle für das Hardenburger Waldfest.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KaPsTeam

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 3/4/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsEastern Cemetery - Portland, ME

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The burial site of many abolitionists.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Maine

date approved: 3/4/2014

last visited: 3/15/2014

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Civil Rights MemorialsMariner's Church - Portland, ME

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"Mariner's Church is a historic church building at 368-374 Fore Street in Portland, Maine. The Greek Revival building was constructed in 1828 and was used for "moral and religious" instruction of local mariners." - Wikipedia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Maine

date approved: 3/4/2014

last visited: 3/14/2014

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Civil Rights MemorialsFirst Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist - Portland, ME

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The constitution of the State of Maine was drafted here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Maine

date approved: 3/1/2014

last visited: 3/19/2014

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Civil Rights MemorialsPlace Raoul Wallenberg - Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Place Raoul Wallenberg is located in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 2/17/2014

last visited: 7/23/2014

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Civil Rights MemorialsMormontown Site - Pike County, IL

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Mormons looking for a place to practice their religion, and this one did not work out.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/16/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsSite of New Philadelphia - Pike County, IL

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"New Philadelphia was the first town established by a free African American, and it likely served as a place for the "Underground Railroad" of enslaved fleeing northward from the oppression of of southern plantations." - Historical Landscapes

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/16/2014

last visited: never

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Památník sjednocovacího sjezdu sociální demokracie

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 2/11/2014

last visited: 4/11/2014

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Civil Rights MemorialsFuller Home - Noted Abolitionist - Skaneateles, NY

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James Cannings Fuller, used this home on Genesee St. and a station on the underground Railroad to move slaves to freedom in Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: New York

date approved: 1/28/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsDr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bust - Chicago, IL

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This sculptural bust of Dr. King is located in front of new recreational facility recently named by the Chicago Park District in his honor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/4/2014

last visited: never

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