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

Water Cannons

 
 
Water Cannons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
1. Water Cannons Marker
Inscription.  Bull Connor ordered the fearless "Child Crusaders" to be blasted with high-pressure fire hoses, and he once again loosed the dogs on the young demonstrators. When the media finally exposed the nation to the cruel scene, President John F. Kennedy attempted to intervene, but a defiant Connor continued to brutalize and imprison indiscriminately.
 
Erected by Kelly Ingram Park Freedom Walk. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights.
 
Location. 33° 31.001′ N, 86° 48.819′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on 6th 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. Reflecting Pool (a few steps from this marker); Police Presence (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Non-Violent Foot Soldiers (within
Sculpture of Children Being Blasted by Water Cannons image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
2. Sculpture of Children Being Blasted by Water Cannons
shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Non-Violent Foot Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Osmond Kelly Ingram (within shouting distance of this marker); The Children's Crusade (within shouting distance of this marker); Don't Tread on Me (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Water Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
3. Water Cannon
Children being blasted by water cannon. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
4. Children being blasted by water cannon.
 
 
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 463 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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