International Civil Rights Walk of Fame

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The promenade as seen in 2012

The International Civil Rights Walk of Fame, is a historic promenade that honors activists involved in the Civil Rights Movement and other national and global civil rights activists. It was created in 2004, and is located at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta. The site is more than just a promenade; it is an outdoor exhibit that showcases, in granite and bronze, the footstep impressions of those honored.[1]

According to the National Park Service, which runs the historic site, the Walk of Fame was created "to give recognition to those courageous soldiers of justice who sacrificed and struggled to make equality a reality for all." The Walk of Fame has enriched historic value and cultural heritage to the area it is located, priming it into a tourist attraction.[1]

The Walk of Fame is a product of Xernona Clayton, an American civil rights activist and executive broadcaster.[2] In the National Historic Site location the Walk of Fame gets around 800,000 visitors a year.[3]

Beginning in 2012, inductions will be held every two years.[4]

In 2019 it was announced that the Walk of Fame would be partially relocating to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta.[3]

List of inductees[edit]

2004[edit]

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2014[edit]

2016[edit]

2018[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The International Civil Rights Walk of Fame". NPS.gov.
  2. ^ "Xernona Clayton". NPS.gov.
  3. ^ a b Poole, Shelia M. (May 10, 2019). "International Civil Rights Walk of Fame will have new home". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  4. ^ "International Civil Rights Walk of Fame Announces 2014 Inductees". The Birmingham Times. December 19, 2013.

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Coordinates: 33°45′25″N 84°22′24″W / 33.75694°N 84.37333°W / 33.75694; -84.37333