Many historical Civil Rights landmarks can be found in Birmingham, Alabama, where the city's tumultuous past helped to pave the way for a better future. On January 12, 2017, President Obama officially dedicated Kelly Ingram Park, the A.G. Gaston Motel, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Bethel Baptist Church, and 16th Street Baptist Church as National Historic Monuments. These five Birmingham sites defined the Civil Rights Movement, and now will be officially protected and preserved by the National Park Service. Find a personal tour of these remarkable sites by U.S. Representative John Lewis in Southern Living's February 2017 issue.

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