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

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 
 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
1. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Marker
Inscription. Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth invited Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Birmingham in 1962. Shuttlesworth saw potential in the young minister, and their combined efforts were instrumental in Birmingham's desegregation. The campaign catapulted King into the spotlight as the foremost leader in America's Civil Rights Movement.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr. marker series.
 
Location. 33° 30.99′ N, 86° 48.857′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from 16th Street 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. Don't Tread on Me (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Don't Tread on Me (here, next to this marker); Jim Crow on the Books (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth (within shouting distance of this marker); Police Presence (within shouting distance
Freedom Walk image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
2. Freedom Walk
Pathway through Kelly Ingram Park.
of this marker); The Children's Crusade (within shouting distance of this marker); Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 26 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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