A nice monument to an unfortunate time in history. Good place to ponder and pay respect for a period of history that would be good not to repeat.
Ingram Park was "ground zero" for the demonstrations which sparked the civil rights movement in 1963, and was the place where the evil Bull Connor called out the dogs and the fire hoses to stop the demonstrators. The Park now features a "Freedom Walk" where these terrible times are immortalized in sculpture. The Park is also the starting place for... More
I recommend visiting the Civil Rights Institute first which describes in detail with video of the Children's March that occurred here. The sculptures make a powerful statement of the horrors those brave children suffered. As far as the grounds, the entrance across from the Civil Rights Institute is beautiful but the rest could use a little attention. And, yes, there... More
I thought this park and the civil rights exhibits and sculptures were very well done. I especially liked that you could call on your cell phone to listen to a description of the historical events depicted in the sculptures.
Out for a walk, we came across this park and were deeply impacted by the sculpture and informational signs depicting the horrors related to the Children's March and other events in Birmingham during the Civil Rights era. We regrettably could not return when the museum opened, or would have spent time there as well. Made what I had learned from... More
I'm a historian. So I enjoyed my visit to the Kelly Ingram Park. I say enjoyed as history is my passion. But really it is a reminder of hateful people. As I strolled around taking pictures I found that the art really brought out the experience. How horrible. When I came to the two children preparing to be hit with... More
Follow the marked route and stop at statues depicting scenes from the Civil Rights Movement. What an incredible experience to walk in the footsteps of all the brave people who marched to make life better for themselves and the world. There was a beautiful fountain also. Plenty of places to sit and reflect on the events that occurred there.
This is a nice place to walk around and remember the sacrifices so many people made during this sad time in our country's history.
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