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Kelly Ingram Park

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

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Small park of critical importance to Civil Rights Era

We visited Birmingham to see first hand what transpired during the Civil rights era in the south; this is a great place to begin such a march through our nation's history. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Littleton, Colorado
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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We visited Birmingham to see first hand what transpired during the Civil rights era in the south; this is a great place to begin such a march through our nation's history. The park is immediately opposite both the 16 St. Baptist Church and the B'ham Civil Rights Institute, 2 other bastions of the movement for human rights for blacks in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

The park would be extremely lovely, if it werent for the trash all over the grounds and the seemingly homeless people gathered along the park. Im not exaggerating at all. I was approached by a woman looking for money, and I watched another person literally scarf down some form of food, like she hadnt eaten in days, while sitting on... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a beautiful, quiet park with statues and plaques describing the events of the civil rights movement. One of the entrances to the park is situated diagonally across the street from the 16th Street Baptist Church. While at the park, we talked to a man who was only 5 years old at the time and he told us what... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It was a gorgeous day to take a stroll along the "freedom walk" in Kelly Ingram Park. The sculptures are truly a work of art that tell the tragic stories during that time period. As I reflected on what civil rights activists and supporters endured keeps me grounded and makes me continue to strive to be a good citizen of... More 

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Konigswinter, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stopped in Birmingham early on a Sunday with not much time and decided to walk around Kelly Ingram Park on the "freedom walk" around that park. I thought the statues were really, really good in visualizing what it must have been like in those days. Together with the information provided it was a good introduction to the topic me,... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stopped at the Kelly Ingram Park one Sunday morning, while driving through Birmingham. It was quite moving, especially for our teens, who have read so much about Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights in school. We could easily walk to the 16th St. Church across the street. Seeing we were tourist, a pedestrian pointed out to us where... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This park commemorates the brutal treatment of black protesters under the regime of Police Commissioner "Bull" Connor who famously stated, "What Laws? Around here we make our own Laws!". This was about the time when the movement began to use young children to participate when older members were threatened with loss of life and livelihood and could be targeted by... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Has a bronze Martin Luther King some murals where you can read about the events that occurred here 50 years ago during the Freedom March when Bull Connor was Police Chief and the protestors got beaten or sprayed with a hose. It was very peaceful..

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

This park is across the street from the 16th Street Baptist Church and the Civil Rights Institute. You absolutely must take time to walk through the park and listen to the interactive displays. The park itself is named for a WW1 hero. The displays in the park depict the struggles of the Civil Rights movement and honor the four children... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Nothing gives you chills like standing in the place where so much history took place! The statues and memorials are a great reminder of how far this nation has come. It sits across from the Civil Rights Museum so I would suggest crossing the street and taking advantage of it. You wont be sorry!

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