The Sumter County Board of Commissioners will be having a ceremony for the dedication of an official State Civil Rights Marker commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King was incarcerated in the Sumter County Jail on December 16, 1961, for leading the first unpermitted Non-Violent Civil Rights Movement March in Albany, Georgia. He was brought to Sumter County for his safety. This event will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. on the grounds of the Sumter County Courthouse, 500 West Lamar Street, Americus, Georgia. The marker also includes other items of civil rights movement issues. It was recently approved by the Georgia Historical Society (GSH) as an official Civil Rights Marker.