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Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ground Zero

 
 
Ground Zero Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
1. Ground Zero Marker
Inscription. You are standing at Ground Zero of the 1963 civil rights struggle in Birmingham. When African-American leaders and citizens resolved to fight the oppression of a strictly segregated society, they were met with vitriol and violence despite their own determinedly peaceful approach.
 
Location. 33° 30.966′ N, 86° 48.792′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 17th Street N and 5th Avenue N. Click for map. Marker is in Kelly Ingram Park. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Foot Soldier Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); The Foot Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Kneeling Ministers (within shouting distance of this marker); "Peace Be Still" (within shouting distance of this marker); Reflecting Pool (within shouting distance of this marker); Julius Ellsberry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Children's Crusade (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Ruth J. Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
Police Dogs image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
2. Police Dogs
Sculpture of police dogs that were released on the demonstrators during there peaceful protest.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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