Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
1963 Church Bombing Victims
The tragic loss of these lives led to the end of the era of massive resistance to social change in Birmingham and the release of the city from the fear which long paralyzed progress in human relations.
Erected 1990 by Alabama Historical Commission.
Location. 33° 33.24′ N, 86° 45.156′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Messer Airport Highway and University Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker stands behind a fence hidden by bushes on the corner of Messer Airport Highway and University Avenue. The entrance to Greenwood Cemetery is just a few yards on the right after turning onto University Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35206, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forrest Camp No. 1435 (approx. 0.2 miles away); United Confederate Veterans CDR "Snuffy" Smith (approx. 1.1 miles away); East Lake Community (approx. 1.5 miles away); History of the 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing (approx. 1.6 miles away); Howard College (approx. 1.7 miles away); East Birmingham (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ruhama Baptist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Birmingham.
Regarding 1963 Church Bombing Victims. Denise McNair is buried in Elmwood Cemetery west of Downtown Birmingham. The entrance is located off Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and 6th Avenue Southwest.
Also see . . .
1. Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing. From Birmingham Public Library Digital Collections (Submitted on December 10, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. UNESCO World Heritage Civil Rights Movement Site. (Submitted on November 14, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. 16th_Street_Baptist_Church (U.S. National Historic Landmark). (Submitted on November 18, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Categories. • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches, Etc. • Civil Rights •
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