The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing with an opening reception of its new exhibition, Remembering 4 Little Girls: A Gallery of Creative Expressions. The event will take place on September 3 at 5:30 p.m. in David Vann Gallery. The exhibition will be on display through December 31, 2013.
The Remembering 4 Little Girls exhibition, which is one of six owned and circulated by BCRI, consists of the top 36 multi-media entries from a nationwide high school contest sponsored by Home Box Office (HBO) in 1998. The contest was held in conjunction with the release of Spike Lee’s Oscar nominated documentary “4 Little Girls.” Lee’s film explores the historic 1963 bombing of a church in Birmingham, Alabama which killed four little African-American girls attending Sunday School. The exhibition and related education programs are supported by Wells Fargo.
“The Remembering 4 Little Girls exhibition is an amazing collection of art work, essays and creative expression from young people from all over the country,” stated Ahmad Ward, Head of BCRI’s Education and Exhibitions. “Even 15 years after the competition, these pieces are as beautiful and thought-provoking as they were back then.”
For more information about the BCRI exhibitions that are available for rental, visit www.bcri.org or call (205) 328-9696, ext. 234.