Show/HideSearch Criteria: All Waymarks [show search options]
Additional Settings: all dates
Show/HideCategories [hide category]
Civil Rights Memorials
 allows ratings
Description:
A Register of Civil Rights Event Locations, Memorials and Historical Places from around the world.
Expanded Description:

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
  • Category is visible in the directory
Variables:
  • Civil Right Type
Show/HideWaymarks [hide waymarks]
Currently displaying Civil Rights Memorials

sorted by:

 
Total Records: 350 Page: 1 of 14 prev<<<[12345678910]>>>next
Image for American Federation of Human Rights Headquarters - Larkspur, COview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsAmerican Federation of Human Rights Headquarters - Larkspur, CO

in Civil Rights Memorials

The American Federation of Human Rights is associated with early 20th century efforts to facilitate bargaining for better working conditions, and Co-Masonry reflected the trend toward the further emancipation of women.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 7/21/2015

last visited: never

Image for Elias and Elizabeth Thomas House - Portland, MEview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsElias and Elizabeth Thomas House - Portland, ME

in Civil Rights Memorials

This is the seventh of the sixteen underground railroad markers arrayed throughout downtown Portland. They constitute a walking trail which leads from marker to marker through the series.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 7/2/2015

last visited: never

Image for Eastman Barbershop - Portland, MEview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsEastman Barbershop - Portland, ME

in Civil Rights Memorials

This is one of the final ones of the sixteen underground railroad markers arrayed throughout downtown Portland. They constitute a walking trail which leads from marker to marker through the series.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 7/2/2015

last visited: never

Image for Franklin Street Wharf Landing Site - Portland, MEview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsFranklin Street Wharf Landing Site - Portland, ME

in Civil Rights Memorials

Franklin Street Wharf Landing Site, a stop on the underground railroad, is commemorated by historic marker on Franklin and Thames Streets opposite the Maine State Pier. It is the first stop on the Portland Freedom Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Maine

date approved: 6/27/2015

last visited: never

Image for Dred and Harriet Scott Statue - St Louis MOview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsDred and Harriet Scott Statue - St Louis MO

in Civil Rights Memorials

Statue of Dred and Harriet Scott outside the Jefferson Expansion Musuem and Old Court House where they filed suit.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/17/2015

last visited: never

Image for Colonel Charles Young House - Wilberforce OHview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsColonel Charles Young House - Wilberforce OH

in Civil Rights Memorials

Colonel Charles Young was a career US Army officer who was born into slavery in 1864

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Ohio

date approved: 6/4/2015

last visited: never

Image for Ida Wells-Barnett - The Extra Mile - Washington, DCview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsIda Wells-Barnett - The Extra Mile - Washington, DC

in Civil Rights Memorials

Memorial for Ida Wells-Barnett recognizing her early work in the civil rights and woman's suffrage movements. Memorial is located along the Points of Light Volunteer Pathway in Downtown Washington, DC.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 6/2/2015

last visited: never

Image for Jane Addams - The Extra Mile - Washington, DCview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsJane Addams - The Extra Mile - Washington, DC

in Civil Rights Memorials

Memorial for Jane Addams recognizing her early work with the poor and leader in the women’s suffrage and pacifist movements. Memorial is located along the Points of Light Volunteer Pathway in Downtown Washington, DC.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 6/2/2015

last visited: never

Image for Burial Locations of Underground Railroad Participants - Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NYview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsBurial Locations of Underground Railroad Participants - Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY

in Civil Rights Memorials

Elmira was active in the Underground Railroad to Canada. Woodlawn Cemetery has a monument to those active in this endeavor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/1/2015

last visited: never

Image for Dorothea Dix - The Extra Mile - Washington, DCview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsDorothea Dix - The Extra Mile - Washington, DC

in Civil Rights Memorials

Memorial for Dorothea Dix recognizing her early work with the mentally ill. Memorial is located along the Points of Light Volunteer Pathway in Downtown Washington, DC.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 6/1/2015

last visited: never

Image for Susan B. Anthony - The Extra Mile - Washington, DCview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsSusan B. Anthony - The Extra Mile - Washington, DC

in Civil Rights Memorials

Memorial for Susan B Anthony recognizing her work on the woman's suffrage movement. Memorial is located along the Points of Light Volunteer Pathway in Downtown Washington, DC.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 6/1/2015

last visited: never

Image for Ku Klux Klan Riot Monument - Lilly, PAview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsKu Klux Klan Riot Monument - Lilly, PA

in Civil Rights Memorials

Commemorates the day in 1924 that the people of Lilly kicked out the Klan.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/28/2015

last visited: never

Image for Nelson Mandela statue (Sandton, South Africa)view gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsNelson Mandela statue (Sandton, South Africa)

in Civil Rights Memorials

This 6m statue in Sandton is a tribute to anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ThePacman

location: Gauteng, South Africa

date approved: 5/10/2015

last visited: 3/22/2015

Image for Landes-Generalstreik 1918 - Olten, SO, Switzerlandview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsLandes-Generalstreik 1918 - Olten, SO, Switzerland

in Civil Rights Memorials

A monument in Olten for the national strike of 1918.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Espace Mittelland (BE/SO), Switzerland

date approved: 5/5/2015

last visited: never

Image for Pomník delnických demonstrací - Brno, Czech Republicview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsPomník delnických demonstrací - Brno, Czech Republic

in Civil Rights Memorials

Pomník pripomínající delnické demonstrace za predmnichovské Ceskoslovenské republiky

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 4/22/2015

last visited: 7/7/2015

Image for Connecticut Honors Prudence Crandal ~ Elk Falls, KSview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsConnecticut Honors Prudence Crandal ~ Elk Falls, KS

in Civil Rights Memorials

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

Image for Prudence Crandall ~ Elk Falls, KSview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsPrudence Crandall ~ Elk Falls, KS

in Civil Rights Memorials

"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

Image for Women's Suffrage Tree -- Sessions House, Hamilton BMview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsWomen's Suffrage Tree -- Sessions House, Hamilton BM

in Civil Rights Memorials

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

Image for Rothschild Francis Statue - Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islandsview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsRothschild Francis Statue - Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

in Civil Rights Memorials

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

Image for Centenary of Women's  Suffrage - Queenstown, Otago, New Zealandview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsCentenary of Women's Suffrage - Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand

in Civil Rights Memorials

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

Image for Reverend Arthur L. Hardge - University of Rhode Island Main Campus - South Kingstown, RIview gallery
Log it!

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

in Civil Rights Memorials

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

Image for The Remarkable Margaret Brent - Alexandria, VAview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsThe Remarkable Margaret Brent - Alexandria, VA

in Civil Rights Memorials

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

Image for Mistress Margaret Brent - Alexandria, VAview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsMistress Margaret Brent - Alexandria, VA

in Civil Rights Memorials

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

Image for Ralph L. Carr - Denver, COview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsRalph L. Carr - Denver, CO

in Civil Rights Memorials

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

Image for Education in 1800's Rural Virginia - Appomattox, VAview gallery
Log it!

Civil Rights MemorialsEducation in 1800's Rural Virginia - Appomattox, VA

in Civil Rights Memorials

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

Total Records: 350 Page: 1 of 14 prev<<<[12345678910]>>>next
Premium Member Downloads: download.GPX Lite File       download.LOC File       download .KML File (Google Earth)