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

Ground Zero

 
 
Ground Zero Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
1. Ground Zero Marker
Inscription.  You are standing at Ground Zero of the 1963 civil rights struggle in Birmingham. When African-American leaders and citizens resolved to fight the oppression of a strictly segregated society, they were met with vitriol and violence despite their own determinedly peaceful approach.
 
Erected by Kelly Ingram Park Freedom Walk. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights. A significant historical year for this entry is 1963.
 
Location. 33° 30.966′ N, 86° 48.792′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 17th Street N and 5th Avenue N. Marker is in 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. Foot Soldier Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); The Foot Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Kneeling Ministers (within shouting distance of this marker); "Peace Be Still" (within shouting distance of this marker); Reflecting Pool
Police Dogs image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
2. Police Dogs
Sculpture of police dogs that were released on the demonstrators during there peaceful protest.
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(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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 606 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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