Religious leaders gather for prayer walk at Kelly Ingram Park

(CBS42)
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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1366073559&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4018657&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1366073559 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — On Monday, faith leaders from across the national gathered at Kelly Ingram park to remember the peaceful demonstrators who were attacked by police in the streets. The attack prompted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to write his “Letter from the Birmingham Jail.”

Kelly Ingram Park served as a central staging ground for civil rights demonstrations.

“The events that happened in Birmingham 50 years ago were transformative in my life to give leadership in other places, in other times,” Warner Brown of United Methodist Church said on Monday. “This is one of those moments where America became America.”

Christian Churches Together organized the prayer walk.

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