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Civil Rights Tour

Take the “In Their Footsteps” Civil Rights Tour with Birmingham native and avid historian Barry McNealy.

The “In Their Foot Steps” guided tour takes you to Dynamite Hill which is where a series of bombings were perpetrated to intimidate African Americans from moving into the Smithfield community. In that area is also the childhood home of Professor & Civil Rights Activist Angela Davis.

 

You will also see Bethel Baptist Church in Collegeville where Fred Shuttlesworth was the pastor but was also the headquarters for the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights. Of course, no visit to Birmingham is complete without seeing the Iron Man himself, Vulcan Park.

 

NOTE: “In Their Footsteps” Tour tour meets at Vulcan Park and boards 15 minutes before the tour starts. It is recommended guests should be able to climb aboard the tour bus which is NOT handicap accessible. Please advise of any dietary restrictions.  

Groups of 8 or more are preferred. Call 205.482.6999 for reservations. The tour includes transportation, light snacks and lunch.

"In Their Footsteps" Civil Rights Tour

Barry McNealy

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"In Their Footsteps"

Civil Rights Tour

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Bethel Baptist Church

Bethel Baptist Church in Collegeville is where civil rights activist Fred Shuttlesworth was the pastor but was also the headquarters for the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights. 

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Dynamite Hill

The “In Their Foot Steps” guided tour takes you to Dynamite Hill which is where a series of bombings were perpetrated to intimidate African Americans from moving into the Smithfield community. 

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Angela Davis Home

While visiting Dynamite Hill, you'll also have the opportunity to see the childhood home of Professor & Civil Rights Activist Angela Davis.

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Vulcan Park

No visit to Birmingham is complete without seeing the Iron Man himself, Vulcan Park. It was designed by Italian artist Giuseppe Moretti and cast from local iron in 1904.