MLK Day Scavenger Hunt
To honor MLK Day this year, we’re having a mini scavenger hunt at Birmingham locations where key moments in Civil Rights History took place, show Birmingham’s resilience to fight injustice, or offer a learning opportunity. Take time between January 16 and January 24 to visit each location listed below. Take a photo of yourself or a friend at each location and send to Clare Ubersax at [email protected] Submissions will be entered to win one of 5 gift cards to Eugene’s or Post Office Pies.
- Kelly Ingram Park, examine the sculptures depicting the reality of the police dogs and fire hoses that were turned on demonstrators who gathered at the park in the 1960s.
- 16th St Baptist Church, perhaps Birmingham’s most famous civil rights landmark that was bombed by Klansmen in 1963, killing four little girls: Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Denise McNair.
- Birmingham City Jail, find the historical plaque commemorating MLK’s stay there. Recommended to read the Letter from a Birmingham Jail too. (425 6th Ave S)
- The Birmingham Pledge Mural, located on the side of the downtown Birmingham police station. (1710 1st Ave N)
- John Lewis Mural, a new mural which was just painted as a tribute to the amazing John Lewis on the side of Gus’s hot dogs. (1915 4th Ave N)