Tag: Deep South

Visiting Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham, Alabama

Monument to young girls killed in bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

We visited Kelly Ingram Park on route from Tennessee to Louisiana, it is in the city centre of Birmingham and it’s easy to find, it’s not too big and I’d say it was doable for all physical abilities.
The sculptures in Kelly Ingram Park show what those fighting for civil rights had to endure on this spot. In 1963 Martin Luther King Jr described Birmingham as “probably the most thoroughly segregated city in the United States”