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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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Civil Rights MemorialsThe Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Westchester County Memorial

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The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Westchester County Memorial located in front of the County Courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Smokey

location: New York

date approved: 1/19/2008

last visited: 7/7/2016

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A historical marker located inside the Roosevelt Island Visitor Center in New York City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 1/16/2019

last visited: 1/16/2019

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A quote from FDR at the southern tip of Roosevelt Island in New York City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/5/2018

last visited: 7/5/2018

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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: 12/23/2017

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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: 7/13/2016

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A marker at the former Astor Library.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 1/11/2017

last visited: 1/11/2017

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A plaque marks the home where Jean-Michel Basquiat died of a herion overdose in 1983.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/12/2018

last visited: 7/12/2018

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A historical marker located at the site of one of the worst disasters in the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 1/11/2017

last visited: 1/11/2017

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One of a few plaques on the Triangle Shirtwaist Building on the NYU campus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 1/11/2017

last visited: 1/11/2017

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A historical marker at The Church of the Village.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/8/2018

last visited: 7/8/2018

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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: 7/4/2016

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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: 7/5/2016

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A large monument dedicated to William Jay Gaynor in Brooklyn.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/5/2018

last visited: 7/5/2018

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A bronze plaque honoring Catholic priest, author, and human rights activist Padre Felix Varela y Morales is located on the façade of the Church of the Transfiguration at 25 Mott Street, NY, NY.

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location: New York

date approved: 6/17/2019

last visited: never

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A statue of women's suffrage and temperance supporter Henry Ward Beecher in Columbus Park in Brooklyn.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/5/2018

last visited: 7/5/2018

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One of many historical markers in downtown Manhattan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/12/2018

last visited: 7/12/2018

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One of a few plaques at the African Burial Ground National Monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/8/2018

last visited: 7/8/2018

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One of a few plaques at the African Burial Ground National Monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/8/2018

last visited: 7/8/2018

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One of a few plaques at the African Burial Ground National Monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/8/2018

last visited: 7/8/2018

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One of a few plaques at the African Burial Ground National Monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/8/2018

last visited: 7/8/2018

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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: 7/16/2016

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One of many historical markers in downtown Manhattan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 7/5/2018

last visited: 7/5/2018

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Sculptor Luis Sanguino (b. 1934) celebrates the diversity of New York City and the struggle of immigrants in this heroic-sized bronze figural group.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella

location: New York

date approved: 12/16/2010

last visited: 4/28/2019

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One of a few statues on Liberty Island.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 8/19/2016

last visited: 8/19/2016

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Civil Rights MemorialsStatue of Liberty - New York, NY

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The Statue of Liberty was built by French architecture Frederic Bartholdi and shipped from France to the U.S. in the 1880's as a gift. This huge monument has welcomed millions of people as they came to America looking for work and a better life.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 11/10/2017

last visited: 7/28/2018

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