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

Police Presence

 
 
Police Presence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
1. Police Presence Marker
Inscription.
May 1963
Helmeted police stand ready in Kelly Ingram Park outside the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, one of many strategic hubs from which "Project C" organizers launched marches. Police try to keep marchers away from City Hall, usually stopping them at 17th Street. White police often considered this street to be the great dividing line between them and Black protesters advancing to government sites downtown.
 
Location. 33° 31.008′ N, 86° 48.835′ 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Water Cannons (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Jim Crow on the Books (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 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); Reflecting Pool (within shouting distance of this marker); Non-Violent Foot Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
 
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 364 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on April 16, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photo   1. submitted on April 16, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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