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City and State Officials to Commemorate 65th Anniversary of A.G. Gaston...

Birminghamal.gov On Monday, July 1, Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin and Alabama Sen. Doug Jones will lead the commemoration of the 65th anniversary since the...

Exterior renovation of historic A.G. Gaston Motel could begin in June

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Exterior renovation of the historic A.G. Gaston Motel in downtown Birmingham could begin as soon as June, city officials said...

Artistic Director Alicia Johnson Williams makes it happen for young people

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Alicia Johnson Williams, artistic director of Make It Happen Theater Company (MIHTC) and director of college relations at Miles College,...

 Deon Gordon Selected As Next President of TechBirmingham

By Pat Byington Bhamnow.com Deon Gordon has been named president of TechBirmingham. TechBirmingham is the Magic City’s leading organization dedicated to strengthening and promoting the technology ecosystem...

#BlackHistoryMonth: Notable Alabamians, Part Five

Times staff report The AT&T Alabama African-American History Calendar has been highlighting the achievements of the state’s best and brightest since 2011. It highlights the...

Descendants of the movement: Eyewitnesses to civil rights history

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times History often focuses on children of the movement—youngsters who were active participants in the fight for civil rights....

A.G. Gaston Conference recognizes business acumen and self-help

By Bob Dickerson Special to The Times We could start a huge argument about whether we should celebrate Black History Month. Many, me included, think the...

Business exec Robert Dickerson, Jr.: A.G. Gaston helped shape my life

By Robert Dickerson, Jr. I’ve written some op-ed pieces on A. G. Gaston in the past which have appeared in local news publications so, as...

The momentous events leading to Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Letter from...

Special to The Times On April, 2, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Ralph David Abernathy and the Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker met at...

Former councilor recalls lessons from the legendary A.G. Gaston

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. Alabama NewsCenter Roderick Royal vividly remembers the day A.G. Gaston visited the Boys Club that bore Gaston’s name. Royal was about 11 when...

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