Jockey Boy Restaurant

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The Jockey Boy Restaurant is in the background of this famous AP photograph by Bill Hudson

The Jockey Boy Restaurant was a black-owned restaurant located on the northeast corner of 16th Street and 6th Avenue North, across from the 16th Street Baptist Church and Kelly Ingram Park in the 1960s.

The restaurant is visible in the background of numerous photographs of Civil Rights protesters at the park, including the infamous police dogs and firehoses photographs from May 1963. The restaurant was damaged in the blast that killed four girls at the neighboring 16th Street Baptist Church on September 15 of that year.

The site is now a surface parking lot.