This is a picture of the City of Victorville Civil Rights Memorial  

 Victorville Civil Rights Memorial 

The City of Victorville Civil Rights Memorial was established to recognize the achievements of individuals who have made a significant impact in promoting the civil rights of all people.   The Civil Rights Memorial is located at the southwest end of the employee parking area at City Hall, located at 14343 Civic Drive, Victorville, CA 92392.  

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the first civil rights leader memorialized with a bronze plaque in the Civil Rights Memorial.  Shortly after the unveiling of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s plaque, the City of Victorville established the Annual Civil Rights Essay Contest.  Fifth grade students who live in Victorville and attend a school located within either Victor Elementary School District or Oro Grande School District, are invited to write essays about an American civil rights leader and indicate why he or she should be honored within the Civil Rights Memorial.  

The winning essay determines the civil rights leader to be honored and a portion of the winning essay is displayed on the plaque for each civil rights honoree.  Plaques recognizing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Asa Philip Randolph, and Frederick Douglass are currently displayed at the memorial based on winning essays from previous years.   

Most recently, Mayor Gloria Garcia recognized Hannah Reynolds, winner of the 2017 City of Victorville Annual Civil Rights Essay Contest.  Reynolds, a student of Galileo Academy, penned her winning essay about civil rights leader, Cesar Chavez, while attending Galileo Academy.  

 This is a picture of the 2017 Essay Contest Winner

Pictured from left to right:  City of Victorville, Mayor Gloria Garcia, Victor Elementary School District Superintendent Jan Gonzales and essay writer Hannah Reynolds from Galileo Academy. 

 Click here to read Hanna Reynolds 2017 winning essay on Cesar Chavez

Click here to read Diego LeComte's 2016 winning essay on Fredrick Douglass

Click here to read Reiner Yabut's 2015 winning essay on Asa Philip Randolph

Click here to read about civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

 Sponsors are currently being sought for the 2018 Civil Rights Essay Contest.  To sponsor the next contest, and have your company name included on the bronze plaque for generations to see, please call (760) 955-3306,or send an email to: civilrightsmemorial@victorvilleca.gov   Thank you.