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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 MemorialsMLK - Reflections Park - Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

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I Have Been to the Mountaintop - The abstract steel sculpture relocated to the MLK Reflection Park, is now a focal point for those seeking to understand Dr. Martin luther King Jr's. impact on Civil Rights in Memphis & the World.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/26/2018

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsSilas S. Soule - Denver, CO

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Capt. Silas S. Soule had the courage to defy orders to massacre American Indian Women and children at Sand Creek in Colorado Territory. He later testified against Col. Chivington and was assassinated for his courage and humanity.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 5/24/2018

last visited: never

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Clayborn Temple’s decades-long ties to the Civil Rights Movement reached a pinnacle in 1968 when this stately building became headquarters for the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike. Located near the "I Am A Man" Plaza, Memphis Tennessee. USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/23/2018

last visited: 5/24/2018

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I Am A Man - A Civil Rights Monument to the strike that brought about the assassination of Dr M.L. King Jr, in 1968 the year that shattered America - Located near the Clayborn Temple, at the I Am A Man Plaza, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Tennessee

date approved: 5/23/2018

last visited: 5/24/2018

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Civil Rights MemorialsVikar Herman Lange - Leer, NS, Deutschland

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Gedenktafel am Eingang der St. Michael Kirche in Leer / Ostfriesland an den Vikar Hermann Lange, der von der politischen Justiz des Nationalsozialismus 1943 in Hamburg hingerichtet wurde.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 5/17/2018

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsBlack Settlers Memorial Sundial - Halifax, NS

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One of the darker periods in Canadian history is the story of Halifax's Africville and the treatment of the African Canadians who lived there.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 5/10/2018

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsCassius M. White, The American Woodmen - Denver, CO, USA

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Originally formed by white men, the group was soon taken over by African-Americans to provide services for this disenfranchised community. The group merged with Woodmen of the World in 1994.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 4/23/2018

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsGeorge Washington Carver School - Fulton, Missouri

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Building is boarded up now, prep for new owners.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/23/2018

last visited: never

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Statue der Frauenrechtlerin / Statue of the women's rights activist

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 4/19/2018

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsSlave Houses - Boone Hall Plantation - Mount Pleasant, SC

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This is a historic district, and operating museum site, cost to enter.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: South Carolina

date approved: 4/14/2018

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsGood Hope Missionary Baptist Church -- Houston TX

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The Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in south Houston, a prominent church started by former slaves in 1872 that counts members of congress and civil rights pioneers among its membership

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/13/2018

last visited: 4/7/2018

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Also known as Ryan's Mart; The Mart - today it is a museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: South Carolina

date approved: 4/6/2018

last visited: never

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Slave Auctions marker unveiled 2016

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: South Carolina

date approved: 4/6/2018

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsEmmett Till funeral site - Robert's Temple Church of God in Christ, Chicago, IL

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For four days in September 1955, Roberts Temple, 4021 S. State St., the site of the funeral of Emmett Till, was the center of the civil-rights movement.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/30/2018

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsVictor Schoelcher - Fort-de-France, Martinique

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A statue of French abolitionist and writer is located in the court yard in front of the old courthouse on Rue de Pavé in Fort-de-France, Martinique.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Martinique

date approved: 3/5/2018

last visited: 3/30/2017

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Civil Rights MemorialsStatue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - London, UK

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Inside Madam Tussauds Museum you'll find this nice statue of Dr. King, a Civil Rights leader.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tofixe

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/19/2018

last visited: 3/18/2018

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Civil Rights MemorialsMemorial to the Victims of the Death March - Waldfriedhof - Seefeld in Tirol, Austria

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The memorial to the victims of the Death March of 1945 is located at Waldfriedhof (Forest Cemetery) in Seefeld in Tirol, Austria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Tirol, Austria

date approved: 2/1/2018

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsQuinn Chapel of the A.M.E. Church Dr. Martin Luther King plaque - Chicago, IL

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Dr. Martin Luther has spoken from the pulpit of this church and is honored by a plaque high upon the outside west entrance wall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/24/2018

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsJane Grey Swisshelm - Pittsburgh, PA

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The childhood home of Jane Grey Swisshelm.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/16/2018

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsGeneral Marquis de Lafayette - Havre de Grace, MD

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A statue of General Lafayette in Havre de Grace.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/7/2018

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsFredrick Douglass - New York, NY

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A statue of Fredrick Douglass at the entrance to the New York Historical Society.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 12/23/2017

last visited: never

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One of many statues on the Chapman University campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 12/23/2017

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsGeorge Washington - Orange, CA

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One of many statues on the Chapman University campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 12/23/2017

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsAlexander Hamilton - Orange, CA

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One of many statues on the Chapman University campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 12/23/2017

last visited: never

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Civil Rights MemorialsPaulo Freire - Orange, CA

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One of many statues on the Chapman University campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 12/23/2017

last visited: never

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