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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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Variables:
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Civil Rights MemorialsHermann von Wissmann - Bad Lauterberg, Germany

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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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Civil Rights MemorialsWe Arrive at Barr's Bay Park - Hamilton, Bermuda

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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: never

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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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Civil Rights MemorialsBuffalo Soldier - Cheyenne, WY

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A monument to the Soldiers who fought to help settlers of the American West. Sad how one minority was used to subjugate another minority. Again, there are no buffalo in the Americas, only bison.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Wyoming

date approved: 10/25/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsA New Beginning - Cheyenne, WY

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A statue to commemorate the first state to pass women's suffrage.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Wyoming

date approved: 10/25/2014

last visited: 8/13/2013

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Civil Rights MemorialsTheater Boycott Sculpture - When Voices Rise - Hamilton, Bermuda

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The sculpture "When Voices Rise" commemorates the 1959 theater boycott in Bermuda that resulted in the end of segregation in Bermuda. It is located on Church Street on the the southwest side of the Hamilton City Hall grounds.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Bermuda

date approved: 10/22/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsRefus de la Misère.St-Hubert.Longueuil.Québec

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Refus de la Misère. St-Hubert. Longueuil. Québec. Refusal of Misère. St-Hubert. Longueuil. Québec

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member colibris7

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 10/21/2014

last visited: never

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Panneau commémoratif de La Marche Mondial des Femmes. Mascouche. Memorial panel Walk World Femmes. Mascouche.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member colibris7

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 10/15/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsEarly Women and Minority Aviators, Spirit of Flight Center - Erie, CO

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This small aviation museum features exhibits and artifacts from early female and minority aviators including WASP pilots, Amelia Earhart and Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 10/2/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsFrederick Douglass - Seneca Falls, NY

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A statue of Fredrick Douglass is located on the first floor of the Women's Rights National Historic Park at 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 10/1/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsElizabeth Cady Stanton - Seneca Falls, NY

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A statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton is located on the first floor of the Women's Rights National Historic Park at 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 9/30/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsJane and Richard Hunt - Seneca Falls, NY

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Statues of Jane and Richard Hunt are located on the first floor of the Women's Rights National Historic Park at 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 9/30/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsLucretia Coffin Mott and James Mott- Seneca Falls, NY

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Statues of Lucretia Coffin Mott and James Mott are located on the first floor of the Women's Rights National Historic Park at 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 9/29/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsMartha Coffin Wright - Seneca Falls, NY

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A statue of Martha Coffin Wright is located on the first floor of the Women's Rights National Historic Park at 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 9/28/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsPlaque Commemorating the First Women's Rights Convention in the World - Seneca Falls, NY

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The plaque commemorating the first Women's Rights Convention in the world is located on outside the Wesleyan Chapel near 136 Fall Avenue in Seneca Falls, New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 9/27/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsMary Ann and Thomas M’Clintock - Seneca Falls, NY

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Statues of Mary Ann and Thomas M’Clintock located on the first floor of the Women's Rights National Historic Park at 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 9/27/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsAmelia Bloomer - Seneca Falls, NY

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A statue of American women's rights advocate, Amelia Bloomer, is located in the Ludivico Sculpture Trail in Seneca Falls, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 9/26/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsThe Colored Corps - Queenston, ON, Canada

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An historical marker recounts the role of the "Colored Corps" in Canada during the War of 1812. It is located in the Queenston Heights National Historic Site in Queenston, ON, Canada

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 9/22/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsWhen Anthony Met Stanton - Seneca Falls, NY

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A sculpture depicting the historic event of Amelia Bloomer introducing Susan B. Anthony to Elizabeth Caty Stanton on the streets of Seneca Falls, NY is located at East Bayard Street, near junction of Spring Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 9/20/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsSojourner Truth - Seneca Falls, NY

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A statue of African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist is located in the Women's Rights National Historic Park at 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 9/19/2014

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsPrudence Crandall - Hartford, CT

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A statue of educator Prudence Crandall with one of her students is located near the information kiosk at the southeast part of the ground floor of the Connecticut State Capitol Building in Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 9/11/2014

last visited: never

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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 Premium Member Metro2

location: Iceland

date approved: 7/1/2014

last visited: 6/18/2014

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