Annapolis remembers King, but many civil rights landmarks have vanished

Many of the sites where African-Americans challenged the status quo in Annapolis during the peak of the civil rights movement are gone, morphed into new businesses or razed in the name of urban renewal.

A few locations are now occupied by offices of the very governments, state and county, from whom those activists sought redress.

For many the memories are also gone, or never acquired by those too young to remember those times as we mark the 50th anniversary of the slaying of Martin Luther King Jr.

There were restaurants and public places challenged for not serving African-Americans; churches where basic organizing, rallying and comfort was found and others.

Most of the sites crucial to the battles for equal rights were in the old Fourth Ward the vital center…

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