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South Jackson Street - Montgomery, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo
N 32° 22.331 W 086° 17.784
16S E 566189 N 3581908
Quick Description: Marker telling the history of South Jackson Street in Montgomery, Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 11/12/2011 4:02:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMD31V
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 3

Long Description:
South Jackson Street became the center of residences for African-American professionals, politicians and businessmen since the founding of the neighborhood in the 1870s. One example is the residence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Bus Boycotts in the 1950s.
Marker Name: South Jackson Street

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
The text of the marker reads: South Jackson Street Long a home to African-American professionals, politicians, and businessmen, South Jackson Street is in the heart of Centennial Hill, a neighborhood which developed in the 1870s. One block north at #309 is the house where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived during the Bus Boycott; #341 was the home of John W. Jones, Lowndes County senator in the Reconstruction legislature. Building on NE corner is former Ben Moore Hotel, site of many Civil Rights meetings and activities. Alabama State University at south end of street. Alabama Historical Association 1992

Date Dedicated / Placed: 1992

Marker Number: Not Listed

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