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

Water Cannons

 
 
Water Cannons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
1. Water Cannons Marker
Inscription. Bull Connor ordered the fearless "Child Crusaders" to be blasted with high-pressure fire hoses, and he once again loosed the dogs on the young demonstrators. When the media finally exposed the nation to the cruel scene, President John F. Kennedy attempted to intervene, but a defiant Connor continued to brutalize and imprison indiscriminately.
 
Location. 33° 31.001′ N, 86° 48.819′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on 6th 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. Reflecting Pool (a few steps from this marker); Police Presence (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Non-Violent Foot Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Non-Violent Foot Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Osmond Kelly Ingram (within shouting distance of this marker); The Children's Crusade (within shouting distance of this marker); Don't Tread on Me (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
Sculpture of Children Being Blasted by Water Cannons image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
2. Sculpture of Children Being Blasted by Water Cannons
Water Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
3. Water Cannon
Children being blasted by water cannon. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
4. Children being blasted by water cannon.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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