Birmingham Alabama Civil Rights District Kelly Ingram Park

statue racial violence kelly ingram park birminham alabamaIn 1963, members of the Ku Klux clan planted a bomb at the 16Th street Baptist church that was at the center of the civil rights movement in Birmingham Alabama. The bombing killed four young Afro American girls. Today the church in Birmingham is part of the Civil Rights District. Across the street is the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Kelly Ingram Park, the scene of many demonstrations against Racial discrimination that were often met with water canons attack dogs and police violence. The photo above is a silhouette of a bronze statute, one of many in the park that depict the harsh realities of those days.Images from the demonstrations and local and national outrage over the murders.were a turning point in the struggle for racial equality. Here is link to the Birmingham Visitors Bureau to find out more.