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The Kelly Ingram Park, located on a 4-acre land, served as a venue for large-scale demonstrations in the 1960?s during the Civil Rights movement. Originally known as the West End Park, it also hosted early football games participated in by the University of Alabama and Auburn University.

In 1932, it was renamed after local fire fighter Osmond Kelly Ingram, the first United States Sailor to be killed during World War I.

The boycotts and protests in the 1960?s were directed by Civil Rights Movement Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and Fred Shuttlesworth. The mass arrests and confrontations that were widely captured in images sparked a public outcry. This series of events resulted to the nationwide call for racial equality, which contributed a lot in the passage of Civil Rights Laws.
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