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

The Foot Soldiers

 
 
The Foot Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
1. The Foot Soldiers Marker
Inscription.  When notoriously racist police commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor sicced dogs on the "Foot Soldiers" of the movement, civil rights leaders hoped it would shine a national spotlight on their plight, but the country at large remained woefully ignorant. However, Southern Christian Leadership Conference leaders had an ace up their sleeves...
 
Erected by Kelly Ingram Park Freedom Walk. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights.
 
Location. 33° 30.965′ N, 86° 48.818′ 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. Foot Soldier Tribute (a few steps from this marker); The Children's Crusade (within shouting distance of this marker); Ground Zero (within shouting distance of this marker); Julius Ellsberry (within shouting
Sculpture of Police and Dog Attacking Marcher. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
2. Sculpture of Police and Dog Attacking Marcher.
distance of this marker); Reflecting Pool (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). 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 513 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on May 3, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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Jul. 13, 2020