Remarkable Ohio


Below is a complete listing of all Ohio Historical Markers. To find a detailed marker listing including text, photographs, and locations, click on a county below. Our listing is updated by the markers program as new markers are installed and older markers are reported damaged or missing.

27-76 Martin Luther King Jr. in Canton

Side A: “All life is interrelated in today’s world. I can’t be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be; and you can’t be what you ought to be ’till I am what I ought to be.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke these words before 3,500 people while addressing a Freedom Rally here on March 20, 1964. His speech addressed issues of racial equality and unity, and urged passage of the Civil Rights Act. On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the act into law, prohibiting discrimination based on a person’s race, color, religion, sex, or nationality.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Greater Canton, Inc.; Canton Repository; Canton City School District; Ohio History Connection
Address: 1815 Harrison Ave NW, 
Location: Memorial Field House
Latitude: 40.8181710
Longitude: -81.3970360