Freedom

Freedom (HMUWL)

Location: Hurlock, MD 21643 Dorchester County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 41.598', W 75° 53.742'

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From Political Persecution and Tyranny

We the people honor these men who brought democracy to Dorchester County July 8, 1985 by a change of the Constitution of Maryland ordered by the United States Courts:

George C. Jones, Charles F. Hurley Sr., Don W. Bradley, Oliver Harding, Richard Harding, William Reid, Edward Conway, William O. Corkran, Leon Medford, Gregory Meekins

Text on Marker Base: Lest we forget

1851 - The Maryland Constitution was written requiring voting at large to assure control of minorities.

1978 - Gov. Millard E. Tawes and Gov. George C. Jones, District 763 Rotary Int., lifelong friends, agreed to improve the Dorchester County political system.

1980 - Funds were raised and placed in escrow for legal expenses.

1981 - The North Dorchester Democratic Club was formed.

1983 - The Club requested the U.S. Justice Dept. to make investigations. Results: suits filed against Dorchester County officials in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The Voting Rights Act 42-U.S.C. 1973 was being violated.

July 8, 1985 - U.S. Judge Norman J. Ramsey ordered 5 equal districts, abolished at-large voting and signed the consent decree, paving the way for other voting rights cases.

1986 - The Maryland legislature changed the constitution.

Nov. 10, 1987 - This stone was erected.
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HM NumberHMUWL
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Year Placed1987
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 4:25pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 422105 N 4283123
Decimal Degrees38.69330000, -75.89570000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 41.598', W 75° 53.742'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 41' 35.88" N, 75° 53' 44.52" W
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Area Code(s)410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7014 E New Market Ellwood Rd, Hurlock MD 21643, US
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