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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 MemorialsConnecticut Honors Prudence Crandal ~ Elk Falls, KS

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A State of Connecticut marker in Kansas to honor the women who defied and opened the first black school in New England

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Kansas

date approved: 3/12/2015

last visited: never

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"On May 24, 1833, the Connecticut legislature passed the "Black Law", which prohibited a school with African American students from outside the state without the town's permission" ~ Wikipedia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Kansas

date approved: 3/12/2015

last visited: never

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A Bermuda Cedar tree stands as a memorial to the enfranchisement of women on this island territory.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Bermuda

date approved: 3/2/2015

last visited: 2/19/2015

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The statue of Rothschild Francis is erected across the street from the Alvaro de Lugo Post Office in Old Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: US Virgin Islands

date approved: 2/28/2015

last visited: never

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At the entrance to the Queenstown Gardens a plaque and a camellia commemorate the Centenary of Women's suffrage in New Zealand.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 1/29/2015

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsReverend Arthur L. Hardge - University of Rhode Island Main Campus - South Kingstown, RI

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This statue and plaque for Reverend Arthur L. Hardge who was a leader of Civil Rights Movement, was jailed in Florida for not leaving a restaurant reserved for whites only, and was the first black man in Rhode Island to lead a state agency.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 1/19/2015

last visited: never

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One of many historical markers in Jones Point Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 12/31/2014

last visited: never

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A small memorial dedicated to a women who fought back on discrimination.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 12/31/2014

last visited: never

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Memorial to Colorado Governor Ralph L. Carr, who spoke out for Japanese Americans during WWII at the cost of his political career.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 12/30/2014

last visited: never

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A plaque that explains the ratification of the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, one of three added after the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 12/30/2014

last visited: never

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A plaque honoring teacher, nurse, women's rights advocate, and founder of the American Red Cross, Clarissa "Clara" Harlowe Barton, is located on a wall in Nurses Hall in the Massachusetts State House at 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/23/2014

last visited: never

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A monument honoring religious leader and civil libertarian Anne Hutchinson is located on the grounds of the Massachusetts State House at 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/18/2014

last visited: never

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Martin Luther King, Jr. is among over 20 Nobel Laureates as part of Nobel Peace Park within Alton Baker Park and noted for his civil rights missions.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 12/16/2014

last visited: never

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The site of many civil right protests in the early 1900's.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 12/16/2014

last visited: never

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Amnistie Internationale 50 ans. -St-Jérôme. -Québec. 50 Amnesty International. -St Jerome. -Québec

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member colibris7

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 12/12/2014

last visited: never

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Three steel columns, each featuring a brass star and symbolise the signing parties of the initial treaty – France, Germany and the Benelux states – whose borders converge here in Schengen, in the so-called Three Borders Region.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ourspolaire&Gemeloj

location: Luxembourg

date approved: 12/5/2014

last visited: 12/6/2014

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The title of this sculpture of Nelson Mandela is "Long Walk to Freedom".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 12/2/2014

last visited: 9/6/2014

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Inside the Nixon Library, his achievements in Civil Rights movements of the 1960's and 1970's are noted here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 11/29/2014

last visited: never

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Femmes du Zimbabwe debout. - St-Jérôme. -Québec. Zimbabwean women standing. - St Jerome. -Québec

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member colibris7

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 11/28/2014

last visited: never

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Garder La Flamme vivante. -St-Jérôme. -Québec Keep Living Flame. -St Jerome. -Québec

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member colibris7

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 11/28/2014

last visited: never

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Mettons fin au cycle de la violence. -St-Jérôme. -Québec. Stop the cycle of violence. -St Jerome. -Québec.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member colibris7

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 11/28/2014

last visited: never

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Place de la Paix. -St-Jérôme. -Québec. Place of Peace. -St Jerome. -Québec

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member colibris7

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 11/28/2014

last visited: never

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"He fought successfully against slavery and for the freedom of the oppressed"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 11/16/2014

last visited: never

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The sculpture "We Arrive" at Barr's Bay Park near downtown Hamilton, Bermuda commemorates the historical events of 1856 that restored of the Civil Rights of 172 American slaves by the courts and people of Bermuda.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Bermuda

date approved: 11/3/2014

last visited: 2/19/2015

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Civil Rights MemorialsDr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Annapolis, MD

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A memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. outside the Maryland Statehouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 10/28/2014

last visited: never

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