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Emory O. Jackson, Crusading Birmingham Editor, Focus of MLK Memorial Lecture

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Emory O. Jackson, editor of the Birmingham World newspaper for more than three decades including during the Civil Rights Movement,...

State and local officials cut ribbon on reopened I-59/20 bridges

By Donna Cope Alabama NewsCenter State and local officials on Friday cut the ribbon on the new Interstate 59/20 interchange. Celebrating the completion of the city’s $700...

I-59/20 bridges in Birmingham to re-open by Jan. 21

Times staff report After a year of repair work, the I-59/20 bridges curving through downtown Birmingham will re-open to traffic by Tuesday, January 21, according...

How Birmingham Editor Emory O. Jackson Paved Way For Black Press

EXCERPT of Chapter 1, “Magic City, Tragic City,” from the book Editor Emory O. Jackson, the Birmingham World, and the Fight for Civil Rights...

Author Kimberley Mangun’s Decade of Research on Emory O. Jackson

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times To research her definitive biography on Emory O. Jackson—the tireless voting rights advocate and legendary editor of the Birmingham World—author...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Quotes on Life, Love and Leadership

By Hannah Hutyra Keepinspiring.me Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. He was a pivotal advocate for African Americans during...

Kenneth Reese, 17, is Alabama 4-H’s first Black State Ambassador President

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Welcome to Third Thursdays! This series—published in the Birmingham Times on the third Thursday of every month—highlights area citizens who...

Natalie C. Johnson attended Birmingham School; Awarded Nation’s Top Math Award

By Ameera Steward For the Birmingham Times Natalie C. Johnson, a product of the Birmingham City Schools (BCS), was recently presented the highest award given by...

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute To Offer Free Admission on MLK Day

bcri.org Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a special day at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Free admission is offered to the public with...

These Are Events in Birmingham to Honor MLK

Numerous groups and organizations have planned events to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. City offices, with the...

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