Birmingham, Alabama

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  • Birmingham: Civil Rights Tour

    1. Birmingham: Civil Rights Tour

    Begin your Civil Rights tour of Birmingham at the most fitting place – the statue of Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, the leader of the local Civil Rights Movement. Learn why the Civil Rights Movement was necessary and how the actions of ordinary people coming together helped lead to the fall of segregation. Visit churches, parks, and houses around the city that served as important sites for activism. Learn about a few groups who fought for Civil Rights in Birmingham and who fought against it. See the site of the infamous Children's March in 1963 where student demonstrators where beset by police dogs and fire-hoses. Learn how the bravery and sacrifice of these young people led to the desegregation of stores across the city only a few days after the march. Visit Dynamite Hill where valiant civil rights pioneers attempted to cross the city's "color line" in the face of frequent dynamite blas...

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