Freedom Now Rally
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 57.778 W 075° 12.139
18S E 482720 N 4423665
Quick Description: On August 3, 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King addressed a crowd of 10,000 at this intersection.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 5/1/2020 1:21:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM12CZ6
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
Views: 1

Long Description:
Freedom Now Rally-On August 3, 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King addressed a crowd of 10,000 at this intersection. His “Freedom Now” tour to Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland, and Boston was in gratitude for support given to his Southern Christian Leadership Conference. King brought his message into northern Black neighborhoods, supporting local civil rights efforts and raising funds. His goal was to empower the formation of a coalition to address their common concerns.
Marker Name: Freedom Now Rally

County: Philadelphia

Date Dedicated: 6/19/2010

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: intersection of 40th St., Lancaster Ave., and Haverford Ave., Philadelphia

Category: African American, Civil Rights, Government & Politics 20th Century

Website: [Web Link]

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