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. 
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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)
  4. The Birmingham Pledge Mural, located on the side of the downtown Birmingham police station. (1710 1st Ave N)
  5.  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)
MLK Day Scavenger Hunt