West Park

Location: 6th Ave. and 16th St., Birmingham, Ala.
Significance: Eugene "Bull" Connor used dogs and fire hoses against protesters here

Kelly Ingram Park, originally known as West Park, is located just outside of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. During the first week of May 1963, Public Safety Commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor ordered police and firemen to use dogs and hoses on protesters, many of whom were children. These harrowing images gained national attention and helped to accelerate the integration of the most segregated city in America at that time. These days, you can find several sculptures dedicated to the Civil Rights Movement inside. There are statues of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, as well as three installations from artist James Drake, collectively known as the "Freedom Walk." They're designed to highlight the incidents of 1963.