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.
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.
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
WHAT: Virginia Civil Rights Memorial at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Va. LOCATION: Capitol Square, Northeast Corner near Governor Street entrance. ARTIST: Stanley Bleifeld. DEDICATED: July 21, 2008. DESCRIPTION: Cast in bronze, the 18 figures are slightly larger than life. The wall the statues back up to is 12 feet long, 8 feet high and about 5 feet wide. The $ 2.6 million granite and bronze memorial was privately financed.
Jonathan Myrick Daniels, an Episcopal Seminary student in Boston, had come to Alabama to help with black voter registration in Lowndes County. He was arrested at a demonstration, jailed in Hayneville and then suddenly released. Moments after his release, he was shot to death by a deputy sheriff.