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Birmingham Civil Rights District

Birmingham Civil Rights Historic District
16th Street Baptist Church, as seen from Kelly Ingram Park. A statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. faces the church.
Birmingham Civil Rights District is located in Alabama
Birmingham Civil Rights District
Location Roughly bounded 9th Ave., Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd., 1st Ave. and 14th St., Birmingham, Alabama
Area 36 acres (15 ha)
Built 1963
Architectural style Classical Revival, Gothic Revival
Governing body Federal
MPS Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Alabama MPS
NRHP Reference # 06000940[1]
Added to NRHP October 19, 2006

The Birmingham Civil Rights District is an area of downtown Birmingham, Alabama where several significant events in the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s took place. The district was designated by the City of Birmingham in 1992 and covers a six-block area.[2]

Landmarks in the district include:

See also


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ Birmingham Historical Society (February 9, 2006). "Birmingham Civil Rights Historic District". National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. National Park Service. Archived from the original on March 17, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2014.  See also: "Accompanying photos". Archived from the original on March 17, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 

External links

  • Birmingham Civil Rights District
  • Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau: Civil Rights District
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