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.


Downtown West