The Civil Rights Memorial invites visitors to touch the engraved names. The Memorial plaza is a contemplative area — a place to remember the Civil Rights Movement, to honor those killed during the struggle, to appreciate how far the country has come in its quest for equality, and to consider how far it has to go. "We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." Martin Luther King
Civil Rights Memorial - is a memorial in Montgomery, Alabama to 40 people who died in the struggle for the equal and integrated treatment of all people, regardless of race, during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Designed by Maya Lin.
Montgomery, Ala., the city known both as the birthplace of the civil rights movement and the first capitol of the Confederacy, would also become home to the nation’s first memorial to the martyrs of the civil rights movement. A memorial dedicated to those who died for social justice...
1968 February 8, 1968 · Orangeburg, South Carolina Samuel Ephesians Hammond Jr., Delano Herman Middleton and Henry Ezekial Smith were shot and killed by police who fired on student demonstrators at the South Carolina State College campus.