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Kelly Ingram Park

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Address: 5th Ave N at 16th St, Birmingham, AL

Home to vivid sculptures of the Children's Crusade.

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I wanted to see the 16th Street Baptist Church where the 4 innocent girls were killed and this park was across the street. There's some nice "monuments" for them, MLK, etc. Its... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Beth M
Boca Raton, Florida
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to see the 16th Street Baptist Church where the 4 innocent girls were killed and this park was across the street. There's some nice "monuments" for them, MLK, etc. Its sad yet also moving to see what occurred in Birmingham during the civil rights movement.

Thank Beth M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is Historial has to do with Birmingham and Civil rights. This park I do not recommend going at night only during the day.

Thank Trudy S
rochester, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are glad we went to the park and walked through the various stations depicting/explaing what happened here in the early 1960's. The link to use our phones to hear descriptions was helpful too. Some very brave people stood up and did the right thing, it's great to have this park to honor them.

Thank kmass15584
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Across the street from the 16th Street Baptist Church and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the park provides a very brief but graphic walking tour through the sculptures depicting the struggle for civil rights in Birmingham. The three sites together provide an important memorial to the Civil Rights Movement.

Thank Sfgallagher
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Growing up during the civil rights era, this park has long been on my bucket list. It did not disappoint. The history of the brave women men, and children is powerful and instructive. Glad to have Alex, a local, as my guide. He was very knowledgeable and enabled me to focus on what I was seeing without distractions. The park... More 

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Western Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This park is actually quite well maintained. I visited it both yesterday afternoon and again this morning, when there were quite a few workers cleaning the grounds and replanting. Yes, it is unfortunate that the reflecting pool contains no water, but the homeless people who I encountered were not at all aggressive. I had one yesterday who was quite knowledgeable... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The statues and plaques in Ingram Park are beautiful and very informative. This park was the start of an historic march for Civil Rights.

Thank Linda R
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This park was quite small. It did have a lot of excellent statues commemorating famous and infamous Civil Rights events. Ideally situated next to the Civil Rights institute.

Thank Yvonne S
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

From the moment I parked on the street in front of Kelly Ingram Park, I was constantly asked for money by aggressive panhandlers. It never stopped. There is no security, I didn't see one cop drive by. I felt very uncomfortable. I WOULD NOT come here at night. In the center of the park, about 20 loud, many angry, homeless... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here because it was across the street from the BCRI. We had our history lesson as we walked through the park. For me the sad part was that there was no water in the reflection pool. I asked the police officer why. She said the water stays off because of the homeless population using it for bathing. The... More 

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