Kelly Ingram Park
Bounded by 6th Ave N, 17th St N, 5th Ave N, and 16th St N. Start the tour at the corner of 6th Ave and 17th St N. Kelly
Ingram Park is another of the city s three original parks, best
known as the staging ground for large-scale civil rights
demonstrations in 1963. Walk around the park to see sculptures
commemorating heroes and historic events from this time, as well
as Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail markers. You may want
to access a free guided audio tour of the park available through
mobile phones by dialing 205-307-5455.
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
1530 6th Ave N. Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
(1911) is where four little
girls died when the church
was bombed during the civil
rights protests of 1963.
Designed by a local African-American architect and built by a
local black-owned construction company, its sophistication makes
it an architectural landmark as well as a landmark in civil rights
history. Sometimes tours of the facility are available.
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
520 16th St N. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (1992)
is an interpretive museum
and research center
dedicated to civil and human
rights. Its moving multimedia exhibits provide a self-directed
journey from the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s to
the human rights struggles of today. In addition, changing exhibits
cover a variety of related topics.
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