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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 MemorialsMartin Luther King, Jr. - Quotation #1 - San Diego, CA

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A Martin Luther King, Jr. quotation engraved in a a granite block - located in San Diego's Gaslamp

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 7/25/2016

last visited: 7/22/2016

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Civil Rights MemorialsAfrican Burial Ground National Monument - New York, NY

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A large abandoned cemetery, active in 1690 to 1794, for freed enslaved African-Americans is remembered by the African Burial Ground National Monument in lower Manhattan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/17/2016

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsUnion Square - New York, NY

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One of the most historic squares in the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/13/2016

last visited: never

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A series of statues across the street from Stonewall Inn in Christopher Park, depicting the gay liberation movement that started here in the 1970s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/5/2016

last visited: never

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America's newest national park. The national monument includes the Stonewall Inn and the nearby Christopher Park and Christopher Street, renamed Stonewall Place.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/4/2016

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsMary Ellen Pleasant Memorial - San Francisco, CA

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The Mary Ellen Pleasant Memorial in San Francisco.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 6/30/2016

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsMatilda Joslyn Gage Plaque - Fayetteville, NY

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This is a plaque outside the Matilda Joslyn Gage Home which is now a museum and Center for Social Justice.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/20/2016

last visited: 6/24/2016

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Civil Rights MemorialsHolocaust Memorial - San Fransisco, CA

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One of the more surreal sculptures in San Fransisco.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/7/2016

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsFrances E. Willard - San Fransisco, CA

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A small plaque located near the American Legion Building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/7/2016

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsMonumento Al Maestro - Ensenada, BC

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A small statue at the edge of the Plaza of Three Heads.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Baja California, Mexico

date approved: 4/10/2016

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsLecompton Capital of Kansas Territory - Tecumseh, KS

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A marker that talks about the beginnings of the Lincoln-Douglas debates.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Kansas

date approved: 4/3/2016

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsCesar Chavez - Riverside, CA

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A sculpture of Cesar Chavez in downtown Riverside, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 3/31/2016

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsMartin Luther King Jr - Riverside, CA

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A sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 3/31/2016

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsMartin Luther King Jr - San Bernardino, CA

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A statue of King in front of the San Bernardino city hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 3/31/2016

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsA Shrine to Justice - Mariposa, CA

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A large piece of Mariposite on display at the county courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 3/27/2016

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsHoward County Union Monument - Ellicott City, MD

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A war memorial in front of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/24/2016

last visited: 4/17/2016

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Civil Rights MemorialsDedicated Bandstand Gazebo - Barcelona, Spain

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This bandstand gazebo dedicated to the transsexual Sonia is located in the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Cataluña, Spain

date approved: 3/22/2016

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsEllicott City Colored School - Ellicott City, MD

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A former school now turned into a museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/20/2016

last visited: 4/17/2016

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Civil Rights MemorialsDecature Dorsey - Ellicott City, MD

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A plaque about a black civil war hero.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 3/20/2016

last visited: 4/17/2016

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Civil Rights MemorialsFirst Poles Arrive - Jamestown, VA

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This is one of a series of markers along Jamestown Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/20/2016

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsPocahontas - Jamestown, VA

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This is one of a series of markers along Jamestown Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/20/2016

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsFirst Africans In English America - Jamestown, VA

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This is one of a series of markers along Jamestown Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/20/2016

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsStatue de Maria Deraismes - Paris, France

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[FR] Marie Adélaïde Deraismes, dite Maria Deraismes est une féministe, oratrice et femme de lettres française. [EN] Maria Deraismes was a French author and major pioneering force for women's rights.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsShiloh Baptist Church - Yorktown, VA

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A historical marker at the entrance to the Yorktown National Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/7/2016

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsSlabtown - Yorktown, VA

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A historical marker at the entrance to the Yorktown National Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/7/2016

last visited: never

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