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Thursday, August 31st, 2006 by

It’s too late for this year, but if you’re interested in civil rights history and will be in Birmingham next summer, save this: Birmingham educator Barry McNealy conducts “Milestones Walking Tours” of the sites made famous in 1963’s civil rights protests in downtown Birmingham. Included are the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church where the four girls died in the bombing; the Kelly Ingram Park where Bull Connor unleashed dogs and turned firehoses on demonstrators, the nearby federal courthouse, the jail where Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his famous letter, and other sites, including the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. This year McNealy gave his tour at 10 a.m. every Saturday in June and July. For more information about future tours, call 205-328-9696.

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