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“Heart of the Civil Rights Struggle”
Review of Kelly Ingram Park

Kelly Ingram Park
Ranked #12 of 105 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Home to vivid sculptures of the Children's Crusade.
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Mention Birmingham and 1963, and anyone familiar with American history will recall the iconic Civil Rights struggle that took place. They should know the name of Bull Conner and how he faced hundreds of African American children with hoses and vicious attack dogs while filling Birmingham's jail cells. Kelly Ingram Park is THE primary location where this all took place, and the legacy of those days is now marked with a variety of statues and plaques to educate current and future generations.

It's located directly across the street from the 16th St. Baptist Church and the Civil Rights Institute, and has markers to trace the path of the Children's March to city hall.

Thank moviegeekjn
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

The park is right across the street from 16th Street Baptist Church and the civil rights institute. The large fountain was not working and filled with debris but the statues were amazing. I listened to the free guided tour on my phone.

Thank Sheryl B
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I love the park it is decade to the civil rights movement . Clean, some time u will see a pan handler. Across from the civil museum, and the sixteenth church was it was bombed.

Thank pisces63
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

It's the park beside the Civil Rights Institute. Has a lot of info, sculptures and plaques to view. We took about 15 minutes to walk and take photos. We hurried because it was cold, but well worth visiting.

Thank Diane S
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

The audio tour of this park is quite worthwhile. Throughout the park there is signage and each piece of sculpture has a number. The dial-in number is on the sign. The park is right across the street from the Civil Rights Insititute.

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