Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham

Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham (must see)

Kelly Ingram Park is a public park in Birmingham, Alabama. One of the location's claims to fame is its popularity as a gathering place for civil rights groups during the Civil Rights Movement. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference was one of the most well-known groups to meet in this park.

This park is part of the Civil Rights Trail and is famous for its sculptures that commemorate the struggle for civil rights. Commemorative statues of important figures that include Dr. Martin Luther King are here. Another sculpture depicts A.D. King, John James Porter, and Nelson H. Smith at prayer. Another noteworthy sculpture depicts the four girls killed in the 1963 church bombing.

Visitors can take advantage of an audio tour to learn more about this site. Family festivals, entertainment events, and cultural events are regularly offered here. The park is full of fascinating history and has a lot to offer for all ages.

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Kelly Ingram Park on Map

Sight Name: Kelly Ingram Park
Sight Location: Birmingham, USA (See walking tours in Birmingham)
Sight Type: Park/Outdoor
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Walking Tours in Birmingham, Alabama

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Birmingham Introduction Walking Tour

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Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Civil Rights Historical Sites

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles