New Civil Rights mural unveiled in downtown Birmingham

New Civil Rights mural unveiled in downtown Birmingham

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The mural is 34 feet wide and 6 feel tall. Source: Judson Garner/WBRC The mural is 34 feet wide and 6 feel tall. Source: Judson Garner/WBRC
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Alabamians demanding equality, captured on film during the Civil Rights era, have now been immortalized in a mural displayed in downtown Birmingham.

Wells Fargo Bank held a ceremony Friday morning to unveil the mural, which depicts Civil Rights events unique to Birmingham such as the Children's Crusade, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" and the 16th Street Baptist Church.

The images that inspired the mural came from the Birmingham Public Library, the Birmingham News, The Withers Family Trust, Corbis and the Library of Congress.

The 34 foot wide by 6 foot tall mural is located at 316 18th St. S. near UAB.

It is one of three unveiled this week by the bank. The other two are on display in Montgomery and Memphis, Tenn. Wells Fargo Bank also made a $7,500 donation to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to mark the event.

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