Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Don't Tread on Me
A female protestor remains defiant as police drag her away from a demonstration in Birmingham's nearby retail district. Activists in Birmingham--led for seven years by Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth before the 1963 Birmingham Campaign--put their lives on the line to rebel against the City's unjust and unconstitutional segregation laws. One such law, City Code Section 369, said, "It shall be unlawful to conduct a restaurant in the city at which White and Colored people are served in the same room...." Many Blacks march to the retail district to protest such laws with sit-ins and boycotts of downtown stores. There, some whites spit on or verbally attack the protestors; but the non-violent protestors do not strike back.
Location. 33° 30.989′ N, 86° 48.858′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on 6th Avenue N. Click for map. 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. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (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 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 Americans • Civil Rights •
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