Historic Markers Across Alabama



The Foot Soldiers



Marker ID:  
Location: in Kelly Ingram Park on 6th St, Birmingham, AL
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 30.965    W 086° 48.818
  33.51608333    -86.81363333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

When notoriously racist police commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor sicced dogs on the "Foot Soldiers" of the movement, civil rights leaders hoped it would shine a national spotlight on their plight, but the country at large remained woefully ignorant. However, Southern Christian Leadership Conference leaders had an ace up their sleeves...







End of The Foot Soldiers