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

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 / 21-25 maart 2020

To remember the march from Selma to Montgomery, 55 years ago, from March 21-25, 1965, a 5-day walk of the exact same length, 54 miles, can be made in Amsterdam. It will lead you through parks and along places that are connected to Martin Luther King, racism, and the slavery history. The 5 walks of 10-12 miles start and finish in the Martin Luther King Park in Amsterdam. 

 

Om de mars van Selma naar Montgomery te herdenken, 55 jaar geleden van 12 t/m 25 maart 1965, zijn er 5 wandelingen uitgezet in Amsterdam, samen precies de afstand van de mars van Selma naar Montgomery: 87 km. De routes van 16-20 km beginnen en eindigen in het Martin Luther Kingpark en gaan door parken en langs plekken die herinneren aan Martin Luther King, racisme en het slavernijverleden. 

 


Walk Center

Walk Southeast

Walk East

Walk Southwest

Walk West

Videos & Podcasts


Click on the one of the five walks to find the 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 speeches by Dr. King.

 

Klik op een van de vijf Walks voor de 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 over Selma en toespraken van Dr. King.

 



MONUMENT FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING

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.