Birmingham civil rights monument

Arts & Life
6:51 am
Mon January 28, 2013

City to Spend $100K on 'Foot Soldiers' Monument

Birmingham officials say the "foot soldiers" monument will be placed near the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, shown here.

The city of Birmingham expects to spend about $100,000 on a monument honoring "foot soldiers" of the civil rights movement.

The mayor's office says the city will award $10,000 to the designer who comes up with a memorial to the ordinary people who participated in the movement.

Another $90,000 will be spent on the monument itself based on a statement from the city.

The memorial will be placed in a downtown park near the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Officials are hoping for a structure made of steel, like other sculpture that's already in the park.

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