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Public Art: Protest + Justice

Please join us in exploring art related to protest and racial justice located downtown and in West Montgomery. This post features works grounded in key historical moments—such as the one we are living in—including public art and works on display in partner organizations.

Lynching in the United States, 1877–1950

National Memorial for Peace and Justice*

417 Caroline St.

Image courtesy National Memorial for Peace and Justice

With additional works of art related to slavery, the bus boycott, and the justice system

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Bus Boycott, 1955

Court Square

Clydetta Fulmer’s statue of Rosa Parks boarding the bus

Rosa Parks Library and Museum*

252 Montgomery St.

Image courtesy Rosa Parks Museum

Artis Lane’s bust of Rosa Parks

Image courtesy Rosa Parks Museum

Erik Blome’s statue of Rosa on the bus

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Freedom Rides, 1961

Freedom Rides Museum

210 S. Court St.

Image courtesy the Alabama Historical Commission

Nora Ezell, Freedom Riders May, 1961

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Related to Selma to Montgomery March, 1965

St. Jude

2048 W. Fairview Ave.

Barrett Bailey and Jon Cook’s statue of Voting Rights Marchers

Timothy Schmalz’s Homeless Jesus/Jesus the Homeless

MMFA’s youth murals Remembering the March (located behind St. Jude)

Click here to learn about the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail.

Mount Zion AME Zion Church

657 Holt St.

Cottage Hill Roundabout at Goldthwaite Street

Barrett Bailey and Jon Cook’s statue of Voting Rights Marchers

Montgomery St. facing Lee St.

Sunny Paulk’s Selma to Montgomery March mural

Legacy of King/Civil Rights Movement in Alabama

South Perry St. and Washington Ave.

The dream catcher portrait of King

RSA Pavilion Park

361 Monroe St.

Lawrence Godwin’s relief about the Civil Rights Movement

King Memorial Dexter Avenue Baptist Church*

454 Dexter Ave.

Image courtesy Montgomery Advertiser

John Feagin’s mural

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Civil Rights Memorial Center

400 Washington Ave.

Image courtesy, SPLC

Maya Lin Civil Rights Memorial

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National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Culture at Alabama State University

1345 Carter Hill Rd.

Civil Rights murals designed by John Feagin

Rufus A King Library

3095 Mobile Highway

Bill Ford’s Civil Rights murals


Court Square

Image courtesy Montgomery Advertiser

Juneteenth Art on the Square Project created by I Am More Than, King’s Canvas, and 21 Dreams, 2020

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Down Yonder, I Heard Somebody Calling my Name

On view at the Rosa Parks Museum beginning June 25, 2020
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Art of the Civil Rights Movement in Montgomery

Saturday, July 18; 10 AM

Madeline Burkhardt of the Rosa Parks Museum, Dorothy Walker of the Freedom Rides Museum, Artist Bill Ford, and Curator of Education Alice Novak will discuss artists’ representation of the Civil Rights Movement in Montgomery. The conversation will focus on works held by our partners’ institutions including representations of Rosa Park’s participation in the Bus Boycott (1955), the Freedom Rides (1961), and Bill Ford’s murals at the Bertha P. Williams Library, which commemorate the Selma to Montgomery March (1965).

This event will be held on Facebook Live.