Kelly Ingram Park is a place for remembering. Birmingham in the 1960's was a city in turmoil. This is a part of Birmingham's history that evokes memories of racial stife that tore our city apart and a civil rights movement that demanded much needed changes. Today Birmingham still remembers the past and takes pride in the positive changes that have taken place over the years. Kelly Ingram Park sits across the street from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the 16th Avenue Baptist Church. The sculpture in this park is startling and thought provoking, serving as a visual reminder of sacrifices made during those turbulent times. It is indeed a place for remembering, learning from the past, and celebrating the present.
I will be bringing more photos from this historic district in weeks to come.