Historic Markers Across Alabama

George Washington Carver Homes Projects

Marker ID:  
Location: 410 Martin Luther King Jr. St, Selma, AL
County: Dallas
Coordinates: N 32° 24.741    W 087° 0.971
  32.41235    -87.01618333
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None


George Washington Carver Homes Projects
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street

In 1952, the City of Selma accepted federal funds to build the George Washington Carver Homes Projects. The residences became “The Face of the Civil Rights Movement” to many in the 1960s because Dr. King, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and other organizers would dine and live with those families while fighting to secure the right to vote for African Americans. Many families who lived here were active participants in the Civil Rights Movement.

2014 Alabama Historical Association.

End of George Washington Carver Homes Projects