Civil Rights Monument at the Southern Poverty Law Center
The memorial is located across the street from the Southern Poverty Law Center's office building in Montgomery, Alabama.
Individuals who lost their lives in the struggle for equal rights during the modern American Civil Rights Movement — 1954-1968.
Backstory and Context
The memorial is located at the heart of the Civil Rights Movement, as it is near the church where Martin Luther King served as pastor during the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-1956), and the capitol building, where the Selma-Montgomery voting rights march ended in 1965.
The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded in 1971by Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr. to help fight bigotry and hate through litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy. The ultimate goal is to create a society in which equality and equal opportunity are realized.