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

The Children's Crusade

 
 
The Children's Crusade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
1. The Children's Crusade Marker
Inscription. On May 2, 1963, more than 1,000 students skipped school and marched on downtown, gathering at the 16th Street Baptist Church. Bull Connor responded by jailing more than 600 children that day. So the next day, another 1,000 students filled the park in which you stand now. With his cells full and his back against the wall, Connor responded savagely.
 
Location. 33° 30.971′ N, 86° 48.834′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from 16th Street N. Touch for map. Marker is in Kelly Ingram Park. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Foot Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Foot Soldier Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Don't Tread on Me (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Don't Tread on Me (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (within shouting distance of this
I Ain't Afraid of Your Jail image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
2. I Ain't Afraid of Your Jail
Sculpture of jailed children.
marker); Reflecting Pool (within shouting distance of this marker); Julius Ellsberry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
The Children's Crusade image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
3. The Children's Crusade
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 409 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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