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Kelly Ingram Park

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Address: 5th Ave N at 16th St, Birmingham, AL
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Activities: Leisure education, Hiking
Description: Home to vivid sculptures of the Children's Crusade.

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a short walk, but a long history

This short walk around a square block park reveals so much about the struggle for civil rights in Birmingham and is located on the spot where so much happened. The statuary on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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austin, tx
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austin, tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This short walk around a square block park reveals so much about the struggle for civil rights in Birmingham and is located on the spot where so much happened. The statuary on the walk graphically illustrates the historic moments and is adjacent to the 16th Avenue Baptist church that was bombed in 1962 and the Civil Rights Institute. I suggest... More 

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bethesda, md
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This park, across the street from the civil rights museum and the 16th st Church, marks the beginning of the civil rights walking tour. In the park itself there are several dramatic sculptures that memorialize several moments of the civil rights movement. Definitely worth a visit, even if you aren't walking the entire trail.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nice way to spend an afternoon. Sculptures are really impressive. Grab a lemonade and take your time strolling through the park or just sitting and people watching.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

After our visits to the 16th St Baptist Church and the Civil Rights Institute, we went over to the park. The sculptures in the park tell an amazing story about the Civil Rights movement, just be aware that the phone curator does not always work.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It's hot, it's July, but I have no right to complain. The statues in the park commemorate different moments and there is a free cell phone tour you can take as well. Kelly Ingram park is the location of the children's protest, and the 16th Street baptist church is right there as well. Yes there may be a few people... More 

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Worthing, SD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The struggle these brave men and women endured to bring the oppression of African- Americans in the south to the national spotlight is chronicled in this park. Each station is impactful and profound. This walk is educational for adults that weren't a part of the movement and for kids that know very little about the struggles of those who helped... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We stopped while waiting for the Civil Rights Institute to open. The artwork really does a nice job of depicting some of the challenges faced in Birmingham during the Civil Rights Movement.

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Across the road from the Civil Rights museum it is historic and definitely worth a look. Great sculpture pieces depicting what went on here. There were a few people asking for money though

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

All within a block, you have the Civil Rights Institute, the 16th Street Baptist Church and Kelly Ingram Park. There is more history to be discovered in this block than perhaps any other area in the city of Birmingham. There are small monuments documenting various aspects of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham throughout the park. There are several benches... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Visited the park on a hot Saturday afternoon after visiting the Civil Rights Institute in the morning. We felt a bit uncomfortable walking around the park as there were a lot of people (at least 20) sitting in the middle of the park, as well as on the benches along the walkways. Although it says no panhandling we were asked... More 

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Address: 5th Ave N at 16th St, Birmingham, AL
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham

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