Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Born Jan. 15, 1929
Assassinated Apr. 4. 1968
His dream liberated Birmingham from itself and began a new day of love, mutual respect and cooperation.
This statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. erected by citizens of Birmingham as an indication of their esteem for him and in appreciation of his sacrificial service to mankind.
Unveiled: Jan. 20, 1986
Carlo Roppa, Sculptor
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr. series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1841.
Location. 33° 30.994′ N, 86° 48.846′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Avenue N and 16th Street on 6th Avenue N. Statue is on the northwest corner of Kelly Ingram Park across the street from 16th Street Baptist Church. 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 Don't Tread on Me 1963 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Don't Tread on Me (a few steps from this marker); Jim Crow on the Books (a few steps from this marker); Police Presence (within shouting distance of this marker); Water Cannons (within shouting distance of this marker); The Children's Crusade (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 670 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.