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Civil Rights Memorial
Montgomery, Alabama
Names of the Martyrs who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause,
1955-1968:

May 7, 1955 · Belzoni, Mississippi
Rev. George Lee-52

August 13, 1955 · Brookhaven, Mississippi
Lamar Smith-63

August 28, 1955 · Money, Mississippi
Emmett Louis Till-14

October 22, 1955 · Mayflower, Texas
John Earl Reese-16

January 23, 1957 · Montgomery, Alabama
Willie Edwards Jr.-24

April 25, 1959 · Poplarville, Mississippi
Mack Charles Parker-23

September 25, 1961 · Liberty, Mississippi
Herbert Lee-49

April 9, 1962 · Taylorsville, Mississippi
Cpl. Roman Ducksworth Jr.-28

September 30, 1962 · Oxford, Mississippi
Paul Guihard-30

April 23, 1963 · Attalla, Alabama
William Lewis Moore

June 12, 1963 · Jackson, Mississippi
Medgar Evers

September 15, 1963 · Birmingham, Alabama
Addie Mae Collins
Denise McNair
Carole Robertson
Cynthia Wesley

September 15, 1963 · Birmingham, Alabama
Virgil Lamar Ware-13

January 31, 1964 · Liberty, Mississippi
Louis Allen

March 23, 1964 · Jacksonville, Florida
Johnnie Mae Chappell

April 7, 1964 · Cleveland, Ohio
Rev. Bruce Klunder

May 2, 1964 · Meadville, Mississippi
Henry Hezekiah Dee
Charles Eddie Moore

June 21, 1964 · Philadelphia, Mississippi
James Earl Chaney
Andrew Goodman
Michael Henry Schwerner

July 11, 1964 · Colbert, Georgia
Lt. Col. Lemuel Penn

February 26, 1965 · Marion, Alabama
Jimmie Lee Jackson

March 11, 1965 · Selma, Alabama
Rev. James Reeb

March 25, 1965 · Selma Highway, Alabama
Viola Gregg Liuzzo

June 2, 1965 · Bogalusa, Louisiana
Oneal Moore

July 18, 1965 · Anniston, Alabama
Willie Brewster

August 20, 1965 · Hayneville, Alabama
Jonathan Myrick Daniels

January 3, 1966 · Tuskegee, Alabama
Samuel Leamon Younge Jr.

January 10, 1966 · Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Vernon Ferdinand Dahmer

June 10, 1966 · Natchez, Mississippi
Ben Chester White

July 30, 1966 · Bogalusa, Louisiana
Clarence Triggs

February 27, 1967 · Natchez, Mississippi
Wharlest Jackson

May 12, 1967 · Jackson, Mississippi
Benjamin Brown

February 8, 1968 · Orangeburg, South Carolina
Samuel Ephesians Hammond Jr.
Delano Herman Middleton
Henry Ezekial Smith

April 4, 1968 · Memphis, Tennessee
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As we work furiously in the next two days to GOTV, let us remember the price paid back then for rights which we should never take for granted now. The Right to Vote is the right which safeguards all of our other Civil Rights.

Why we fight: These beautiful children, our hope and our future.

The Civil Rights Martyrs
http://www.splcenter.org/...

The Civil Rights Memorial
http://www.splcenter.org/...

The Civil Rights Memorial honors the achievements and memory of those who died during the Civil Rights Movement, a period framed by the momentous Brown v. Board decision in 1954 and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968. The memorial serves as a vehicle for education and reflection about the struggle for equality.

Originally posted to WE NEVER FORGET on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 07:11 AM PST.

Also republished by Invisible People, Black Kos community, and Barriers and Bridges.

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