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Foot Soldier Tribute

Ronald S. McDowell, Artist I.B.J.C.

 
 
Foot Soldier Tribute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 10, 2008
1. Foot Soldier Tribute Marker
Inscription.  This sculpture is dedicated to the Foot Soldiers of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement.

With gallantry, courage and great bravery they faced the violence of attack dogs, high powered water hoses, and bombings. They were the fodder in the advance against injustice. Warriors of a Just Cause: They represent humanity unshaken in their firm belief in their nation’s commitment to liberty and justice for all.

We salute these men and women who were the Soldiers of this Great Cause.

          Richard Arrington, Jr.
          Mayor of Birmingham
          May 1995

Ronald S. McDowell, Artist I.B.J.C.
 
Erected 1995 by the City of Birmingham.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsNotable Places.
 
Location. 33° 30.96′ N, 86° 48.81′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 5th Avenue North and 16th Street North, on the right when traveling
Foot Soldier Tribute in Kelly Ingram Park image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 10, 2008
2. Foot Soldier Tribute in Kelly Ingram Park
east. Located on the southwest side of Kelly Ingram Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Foot Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); Ground Zero (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); Carrie A. Tuggle (within shouting distance of this marker); Pauline Bray Fletcher (within shouting distance of this marker); Reflecting Pool (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Also see . . .  We Shall Overcome, Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement - West Park (Kelly Ingram Park) 1963. (Submitted on February 11, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,756 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 11, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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