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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:
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  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
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Civil Rights MemorialsReplique dalle du Trocadero - Saint Brieuc, France

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posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 10/15/2017

last visited: 10/15/2017

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Civil Rights MemorialsAbby Crawford Milton - 2A 108 - Chattanooga TN

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The state historical marker for noted suffragist Abby Crawford Milton in downtown Chattanooga TN

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/7/2017

last visited: 8/2/2017

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Civil Rights MemorialsGyarah Murti Monument - New Delhi, India

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Gyarah Murti Monument is located on Mother Theresa Crescent in New Delhi, India. It depicts Mahatma Gandhi leading the Salt March with ten followers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: India

date approved: 9/28/2017

last visited: 9/29/2017

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Civil Rights MemorialsPainting of MLK -- GA State Capitol, Atlanta GA

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A memorial in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King is on display at the GA State Capitol, in downtown Atlanta GA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Georgia

date approved: 9/25/2017

last visited: 7/31/2017

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A 100 year old tree in the middle of the Magic Kingdom.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Florida

date approved: 9/15/2017

last visited: 8/18/2017

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A statue of social reformer, philosopher, journalist, and author Manuel Dimech is located in Castille Square in Valletta, Malta.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Malta

date approved: 9/10/2017

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsSumter County in the Civil Rights Movement -- Americus GA

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The state historic marker at the Sumter County Courthouse in Americus Georgia discusses civil rights era efforts to end segregation in this county

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Georgia

date approved: 9/8/2017

last visited: 7/29/2017

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The Voting Rights Mural at the National Civil Rights Museum, adjacent to the Selma Civil Rights Park, in Selma AL

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 9/1/2017

last visited: 7/27/2017

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Civil Rights MemorialsWhen Your Children Shall Ask You -- Selma Civil Rights park, Selma AL

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A powerful memorial to those at Selma who fought an uphill struggle for voting rights at the Selma Civil Rights Park

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 9/1/2017

last visited: 7/27/2017

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Civil Rights MemorialsAmelia Boynton Robinson & Marie Foster -- Civil Rights Memorial Park, Selma AL

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A polished black granite memorial to civil rights icons Amelia Boynton Robinson & Marie Foster at Civil Rights Memorial Park, just over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma AL

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 9/1/2017

last visited: 7/27/2017

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A polished black granite memorial to civil rights icon The Hon. John Lewis at Civil Rights Memorial Park, just over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma AL

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 9/1/2017

last visited: 7/27/2017

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A polished black granite memorial to civil rights icon Rev. Hosea Williams, Sr at Civil Rights Memorial Park, just over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma AL

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 9/1/2017

last visited: 7/27/2017

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Civil Rights MemorialsDr. Joseph Lowery & Dr. Evelyn Gibson Lowery -- Civil Rights Memorial Park, Selma AL

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A polished black granite memorial to civil rights icons Dr. Joseph Lowery & Dr. Evelyn Gibson Lowery at Civil Rights Memorial Park, just over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma AL

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 9/1/2017

last visited: 7/27/2017

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A polished black granite memorial known as the Civil Rights Freedom Wall at the Brown Chapel AME church in Selma AL

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 9/1/2017

last visited: 7/26/2017

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Civil Rights MemorialsMLK Monument -- Brown Chapel AME Church, Selma AL

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This modern grey granite memorial in front of the Brown Chapel AME Church in the George Washington Carver Homes area of Selma

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 9/1/2017

last visited: 7/27/2017

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The state historic maker about the Voting Rights Act of 1965 at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma AL.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 8/30/2017

last visited: 7/27/2017

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Civil Rights Memorials"Bloody Sunday" Attack at Edmund Pettus Bridge -- Selma AL

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A state historic marker unveiled on the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday", 7 Mar 2015, at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. At the end of the bridge, peaceful unarmed civil rights protestors were met by AL State troopers with clubs, and beaten.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 8/30/2017

last visited: 7/27/2017

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Civil Rights MemorialsSelma to Montgomery March -- Union Station, Montgomery AL

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A historical exhibit at the Montgomery Union Station discusses the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights march, a seminal event in this city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 8/30/2017

last visited: 7/27/2017

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A sign about the bus boycott at the Montgomery Visitor Center in Union Station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 8/30/2017

last visited: 7/27/2017

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The First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, Formerly the First Colored Baptist Church (built 1867) played an important role in the civil rights movement.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 8/29/2017

last visited: 7/26/2017

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Civil Rights MemorialsMt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal AME Zion Church -- Montgomery AL

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The state historic marker for the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal on Holt Street in Montgomery AL details this church's role in the Civil Rights Movement

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 8/29/2017

last visited: 7/26/2017

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A state historic marker honoring famed Civil Rights Attorney Fred Gray in front if the AL Judicial Building in Montgomery AL

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 8/28/2017

last visited: 7/26/2017

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Civil Rights MemorialsSelma to Montgomery March -- State Capitol Grounds, Montgomery AL

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This state historic marker commemorates the Selma to Montgomery March, which ended here in 1965.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 8/28/2017

last visited: 7/26/2017

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An elegant marble memorial erected in 2015 marks the end of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March, on Dexter Ave in Montgomery AL

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 8/28/2017

last visited: 7/26/2017

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A tree dedicated to universal freedom.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 8/28/2017

last visited: never

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