I’m a little late in posting this picture in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965. This marker sits outside the state capitol building in Montgomery, Alabama.
I took this photo while conducting fieldwork for my dissertation research, which looks at, among other things, the memorial marker landscape commemorating Slavery, Emancipation, and the Civil Rights Movement in the “Deep South.”
For those with screen readers or who otherwise cannot read the text of the marker, the text reads:
“The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March
Led by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ended at the foot of the capitol steps
On March 25, 1965
Here Dr. King addressed 25,000 people
‘I believe this march will go down as one of the greatest struggles for freedom and dignity in the nation’s history.’
—Martin Luther King, Jr.”