Civil Rights Movement Sites
Civil Rights Movement Sites is part of the Tentative list of United States of America in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
The Civil Rights Movement Sites represent seminal events in the mid-20th century African-American civil rights movement in the United States. The sites chosen highlight the use of non-violent techniques, such as those conducted by Mahatma Gandhi, in the face of persecution to effect social change. The Civil Rights Movement in the United States inspired other civil rights movements around the world, and helped ensure the passage of the United Nations’ International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in 1965.
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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
In October 2011, after a business trip to Atlanta, GA, I drove to Alabama and visited Birmingham, including the 16th Street Baptist Church and Bethel Baptist Church, which are included in the Civil Rights Movement Sites on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. I also visited Rickwood Field, built in 1910 and the oldest surviving professional baseball park in the United States, and Sloss Furnaces, which operated as a pig iron-producing blast furnace from 1882 to 1971 (www.slossfurnaces.com/). After lunch at Irondale Cafe, opened in 1926 (www.irondalecafe.com/), I attended the Talladega 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
2008 Added to Tentative List
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