Post date: Mar 10, 2017 7:18:36 PM
APRIL 7, 1963 -- Police dogs were used to disperse a crowd as the Rev. A. D. King, the Rev. Nelson Smith, and the Rev. John Porter led a Palm Sunday march from St. Paul Methodist Church.
There were 500 demonstrators present; 26 people were arrested.
Along the Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail:
The March to City Government took place during April and May, 1963. Marchers organized at churches citywide where Blacks held mass meetings to rally, pray and strategize. Often they then convened at St. Paul United Methodist Church or Sixteenth Baptist Church, and walked along 6th Avenue North, from 16th Street North to 19th Street North, as this route was considered to be the main connector to City Hall.