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

Reflecting Pool

 
 
Reflecting Pool Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
1. Reflecting Pool Marker
Inscription. Throughout May 1963, the pressure continued to build. The downtown business district was closed, a prominent black-owned motel was bombed, and 3,000 federal troops were dispatched to restore order before Birmingham was officially desegregated. This placid fountain mirrors the peace that the brave "Freedom Fighters" helped forge.
 
Location. 33° 30.993′ N, 86° 48.808′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from 17th Street N. Touch for map. Marker is in the center of 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. Water Cannons (a few steps from this marker); Police Presence (within shouting distance of this marker); Osmond Kelly Ingram (within shouting distance of this marker); The Foot Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Ground Zero (within shouting distance of this marker); The Children's Crusade (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
Reflecting Pool image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
2. Reflecting Pool
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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