The Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama is dedicated to 40 people who died in the struggle for the equal and integrated treatment of all people, regardless of race, during the ... See full summary »

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The Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama is dedicated 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. The names included belong to those who died between 1954 - 1968, because in 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in schools was unlawful and 1968 is the year of Martin Luther King's assassination. The memorial was dedicated in 1989. The concept of Maya Lin's design is based on the soothing and healing effect of water. It was inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.'s paraphrase "... we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream. ...", from the "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963. The memorial is a fountain in the form of a round stone inverted cone. A film of water flows over the base of the cone, which contains the 40 names included. It is possible to ... Written by Constantinos Isaias

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