Friday, January 14, 2011

In Honor Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A trip to the Kennedy Museum Of Art on the campus of Ohio University in Athens,Ohio

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“Dr.King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986.” Read More CLICK

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last speech

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 MONTPELIER TRAIN DEPOT

ROSA PARKS

SEGREGATION(A PREVIOUS POST)

“Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Today marks the 55th anniversary of the civil disobedience on December 1, 1955 when the seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama, became a pivotal symbol in America's civil rights movement.” READ MORE. So for today a visit to the  Montpelier train station, which sits on the grounds of James Madison's Montpelier estate. The train station is now a small museum that depicts the era of segregation. READ MORE

seg8  Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress later called "the first lady of civil rights", and "the mother of the freedom movement".READ MORE

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There is a ROSA PARKS MUSEUM on the campus of Troy University Montgomery campus CLICK

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It wasn't until the 1964 Civil Rights Act that all public accommodations nationwide were desegregated. 1964 was the year I graduated from high school. Today I find it hard to imagine.

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There is an  International Civil Rights Center and Museum that uses the former F.W. Woolworth store in downtown Greensboro to remind people what segregation was like and how change was wrought in the way African-Americans were treated every day of their lives. READ MORE

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You can also tour the JIM CROW MUSEUM at Ferris State University. CLICK.

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Then just across the road from the train depot you have::::

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mypictr_Facebook Thanks for stopping by and THANK YOU ROSA PARKS and DOCTOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

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The Kennedy Museum Of Art.. Athens,Ohio

5 comments:

June said...

Sobering, isn't it.
Good post, Joe.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Thanks Joe for a very educational post... Dr. King and Rosa Parks both did SO much for Civil Rights in our country... I am glad that we have a special day to honor him now...

Thanks for sharing.
Betsy

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Well done Joe.

Cheers!
Julie
Julie Magers Soulen Photography

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Very nice tribute post JOe -- thank you for sharing. We visited Selma a few years ago and I have re-posted it twice to honor this Day; I wish I had something new that would be appropriate.

Tony Letts said...

We have so much to be ashamed of