Birmingham 1963 Freedom Walk -- Birmingham AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 33° 30.990 W 086° 48.901
16S E 517178 N 3708563
Quick Description: A powerfully evocative relief art panel along the Birmingham freedom walk distills all the horrors of the civil rights battleground of Birmingham in 1963
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 3/6/2019 5:59:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM106CR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This panel, part of the Birmingham freedom walk, is located at the front of the former parsonage of the 16th Street Baptist Church. The church was an epicenter of the civil rights peaceful resistance movement, and as result was bombed by 4 white supremacist members of the Ku Klux Klan on 15 September 1963. Four children died in that bombing. The youngest was just 11 years old, and the oldest was 14.

In the center of this relief panel, you can see the depiction of the 4 girls the moment of their deaths, juxtaposed with clan hoods, civil rights heroes and the scene of the bombing of the church.

Text on the monument reads as follows;

"High-powered Water Hoses
Police and Police Dog attacks

Birmingham 1963
Freedom Walk

Thousands Arrested
Beaten * Injured * Jailed"
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Where is this sculpture?:
6th Ave N at 16th St N
Birmingham, AL

Date Sculpture was opened for vewing?: Not listed

Website for sculpture?: Not listed

Sculptors Name: Not listed

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