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

Kneeling Ministers

 
 
Kneeling Ministers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
1. Kneeling Ministers Marker
Inscription. Responsible for much planning and leadership, the clergy played a central role in the Birmingham Campaign--like the famous Palm Sunday incident in 1963 (see nearby plaque). Local clergy like Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth worked with out-of-town ministers, Martin Luther King, Jr., and even a group of rabbis from New York, who likened segregation to the Holocaust.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr. marker series.
 
Location. 33° 30.974′ N, 86° 48.763′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from 17th 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. "Peace Be Still" (here, next to this marker); Ground Zero (within shouting distance of this marker); Foot Soldier Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); Reflecting Pool (within shouting distance of this marker); Osmond Kelly Ingram (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Foot Soldiers (about 300 feet away); Water Cannons (about 300 feet away); Julius Ellsberry (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
Sculpture of the Kneeling Ministers image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 5, 2014
2. Sculpture of the Kneeling Ministers
 
 
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 399 times since then and 60 times this year. Last updated on April 18, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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