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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Non-Violent Foot Soldiers

Non-Violent Foot Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
1. Non-Violent Foot Soldiers Marker
Inscription.  Those who participated in the marches and other demonstrations in the Birmingham Campaign agreed to a pledge of nonviolence. A few of the "Ten Commandments" of the pledge were: "Meditate daily on the teaching and life of Jesus. Remember always that the nonviolent movement in Birmingham seeks justice and reconciliation - not victory. Refrain from the violence of the fist, tongue and heart." After protesters knelt to pray in the streets, they were arrested. Here they quietly line-up to get into the paddy wagon to be carted off to jail for "disorderly conduct."
Erected by the Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights.
Location. 33° 31.024′ N, 86° 48.8′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on 6th Avenue N. 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. A different marker also named Non-Violent Foot Soldiers (here, next to this marker); Osmond Kelly Ingram
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Water Cannons (within shouting distance of this marker); Reflecting Pool (within shouting distance of this marker); Police Presence (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Peace Be Still" (about 400 feet away); Kneeling Ministers (about 400 feet away). 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 455 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on May 29, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photo   1. submitted on April 16, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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