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.
BY: ROBERT HAVELKA Memphis Tennessee Garrison – a civil rights heroine – will potentially be further memorialized with the inclusion of her West Virginia home as a black history museum. Born in 1890, Garrison moved north to West Virginia in the 1950’s where she quickly became a local champion of civ...BY: ROBERT HAVELKA Memphis Tennessee Garrison – a civil rights heroine – will potentially be further memorialized with the inclusion of her West Virginia home as a black history museum. Born in…
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.
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