Historic Markers Across Alabama

Julius Ellsberry

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Location: located inside Kelly Ingram Park which is between 16th and 17th Streets, Birmingham, Alabama
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 30.942    W 086° 48.82
  33.5157    -86.81366666
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: None


In dedication to Julius Ellsberry, the first Black Alabama man to die in World War II; born Birmingham, Ala, 1922.

Enlisted in the U.S. Navy, 1940; First Class Mate [sic] Attendant aboard battleship Oklahoma in the Battle of Pearl Harbor, did sacrifice his life to save his shipmates, December 7, 1941.

End of Julius Ellsberry