so if you are following, you know i picked a very cute town to stay in outside of montgomery - prattville, alabama. the b & b was great and super comfortable and i slept in instead of getting up to run. and i forgot to mention the breakfast was not only delicious, but served on fancy china w/a really nicely set table. so here are some views of the town.
then it was on to birmingham, alabama. i went to see the civil rights institute and the 16th street baptist church (where the four little girls were killed in a bombing.) i am kind of glad the church was not open that day for tours, b/c i think it would have been a little much. it is horrific enough learning about the many murders without actually visiting the sites. but i am glad i got to see the outside.
there were so many bombings in birmingham during the 60s that it earned the nickname bombingham. i am pretty sure i read that there were nearly 50. yes, that is five zero.
a city park in birmingham called kelly ingram park was the site of many of the confrontations during civil rights demonstrations. the dogs, fire hoses, etc. and there are some statues depicting those events. the public safety guy "bull" connor was a psycho it seems. ringing the park and in other parts of downtown as well, there are displays describing different events.
next entry: the great smoky mountains national park!!!!
and i will try to do new orleans today or tomorrow!!