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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 
 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
1. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth invited Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Birmingham in 1962. Shuttlesworth saw potential in the young minister, and their combined efforts were instrumental in Birmingham's desegregation. The campaign catapulted King into the spotlight as the foremost leader in America's Civil Rights Movement.
 
Erected by Kelly Ingram Park Freedom Walk. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr. series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1962.
 
Location. 33° 30.99′ N, 86° 48.857′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from 16th Street 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. Don't Tread on Me (here, next to this marker); Jim Crow on the Books (a few steps from this marker); Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (a few steps from this marker); a different marker
Freedom Walk image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
2. Freedom Walk
Pathway through Kelly Ingram Park.
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also named Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth (within shouting distance of this marker); Police Presence (within shouting distance of this marker); The Children's Crusade (within shouting distance of this marker); Selective Buying Campaign (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 683 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Dec. 1, 2022