Due to the Corona Covid-19 virus, I walked the 5-day Selma Remembrance Walk alone, and posted online on Instagram @mlkjr50, @aircocaravan and Facebook airco.caravan. It was surreal but also very special. We shall overcome.

March, 1965: 16,000 people in Harlem, New York City, show their solidarity. Photo: Stanley Wolfson
March, 1965: 16,000 people in Harlem, New York City, show their solidarity. Photo: Stanley Wolfson

SELMA REMEMBRANCE WALK AMSTERDAM 2020

Martin Luther King Vijfdaagse, 21 t/m 25 maart 2020

To remember the march from Selma to Montgomery, 55 years ago, from March 21-25, 1965, on these days a 5 circular walks of the exact same length, 54 miles, will be made in Amsterdam. It will lead you through 15 parks and along places that are connected to Dr. King, racism, and the slavery history. The 5 walks of 10-12 miles start in the Martin Luther King Park in Amsterdam. Keep the dream alive! Disclaimer: you walk at your own risk, there's no support, follow Corona health regulations by RIVM.

 

Day 1: Walk Center - 10.6 mi 

Day 2: Walk West - 10.3 mi (10.6 - 20.9 miles)

Day 3: Walk East - 10.0 mi (20.9 - 30.9 miles)

Day 4: Walk Southeast - 12.4 mi (30.9 - 43.3 miles)

Day 5Walk Southwest - 10.7 mi (43.3 - 54 miles)

 

Om de mars van Selma naar Montgomery te herdenken, 55 jaar geleden van 21 t/m 25 maart 1965, worden er op deze dagen in Amsterdam vanuit het Martin Luther Kingpark 5 rondwandelingen (16-20 km) gelopen, samen precies de afstand van de mars van Selma naar Montgomery: 87 km. De routes gaan door 15 parken en langs plekken die herinneren aan Dr. King, racisme en het slavernijverleden. Keep the dream alive! Let op: je loopt op eigen risico, er is geen begeleiding, neem de RIVM Corona-voorschriften in acht.

 

Dag 1: Wandeling Centrum - 17,2 km

Dag 2: Wandeling West - 16,6 km (17,2 - 33,8 km)

Dag 3: Wandeling Oost - 16,1 km (33,8 - 49,9 km)

Dag 4: Wandeling Zuidoost - 19,9 km (48,9 - 69,8 km)

Dag 5: Wandeling Zuidwest - 17,2 km (69,8 - 87 km)

 


1. Walk Center

4. Walk Southeast

2. Walk West

5. Walk Southwest

3. Walk East

Videos & Podcasts


Click on the five walks to find route, printable PDF,  .gpx for your route or walking  app (bring a power bank), alternative starting points, and more information about the places you walk along. On Video's & Podcasts is a collection of video's of Selma and Dr. King.

MLK Park: bus 62, metro Europaplein / train station RAI. Parking in the neighborhood €4.50 per hour, free parking on Sundays.

 

Klik op de vijf Walks voor route, printbare PDF, .gpx voor je route- of wandelapp (neem een powerbank mee), alternatieve startpunten en meer informatie over de plekken waar je langsloopt. Bij Video's & Podcasts vind je tv-beelden van Selma en Dr. King.

MLK-park is bereikbaar met OV bus 62, metro Europaplein / NS station RAI. Parkeren in de buurt €4,50 per uur, zondag gratis parkeren.

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MONUMENT FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING

Click the image to read more - He is here: the bronze statue in the Martin Luther King Park, Amsterdam
Click the image to read more - He is here: the bronze statue in the Martin Luther King Park, Amsterdam

50 identical statues, click to find out where they went
50 identical statues, click to find out where they went

I Have a Dream

On April 4, 2018, it was the 50th anniversary Martin Luther King's assassination. To keep his Dream alive, 50 identical statues were placed from Memphis to Amsterdam on locations that refer to slavery and places that emphasize the importance to end racism and fight for equality, regardless of gender, religion and race. History may not be forgotten. 

Click for an overview and the stories of the 50 statues.