Historic Markers Across Georgia

An Appeal to Human Rights

Marker ID:  
Location: Morehouse Collage, Fair St. at James P. Brawley Dr, Atlanta, GA
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 44.974    W 084° 24.734
  33.74956666    -84.41223333
  The coordinates have been estimated
based on the location of the marker.
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
An Appeal to Human Rights Marker
Photo by Todd Massar


side 1
An Appeal
For Human Rights

small text- not transcribed
The text is available at AN APPEAL FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

side 2
An Appeal For Human Rights
March 9, 1960

In March 1960, students of the six colleges comprising the Atlanta University center, having decided to challenge the scourge of segregation in public and private facilities of Atlanta, presented a manifesto entitled "An Appeal for Human Rights" as a preamble to pending demonstrations designed to achieve the same right and privileges for "Negroes" that were accorded white citizens. At the behest of the six college presidents and signed by the six student government presidents, the document was published in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution on March 9, 1960 and quickly found its way to the New York Times and the Congressional record. It is taught throughout the world as a profound statement of the determination of young people to overthrow the vestiges of slavery and to achieve liberty and justice for all.

commissioned to the honor and appeal for human rights and
the Atlanta student movement

Linda Arnold • Hon. Carolyn Long Banks • Charles A Black
Wilma Long Blanding • Athena Boone • Hon. Brenda Hill Cole
Dr. Herschel Sullivan Challenor • Constance Curry • Dr. Riggins R. Earl
Samuel Jolley • Lonnie King • Valerie Levy • Dr. Rosalynn Pope
Hon. Leidy Watkins • Dr. Mary Ann Wilson-Booker

Presented by Councilman Michael Julian Bond, post one at-large
and city of Atlanta Kasim Reed, Mayor

An Appeal to Human Rights
Photo by Todd Massar


Two Sided Marker

For more information:
Wikipedia - Jim Crow laws
Wikipedia - Civil Rights Act of 1964
Wikipedia - Racial segregation in the United States
Wikipedia - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nobel Prize - Martin Luther King, Jr. - Biographical
NAACP - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
SCLC - Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Wikipedia - NAACP
Wikipedia - SCLC
Wikipedia - Civil Rights Act of 1964
Wikipedia - Racism