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Record Number of Juneteenth Celebrations Planned Across Birmingham Metro Area

The Birmingham Times/AL.com Juneteenth is a holiday that seems to get a little more joyous across Alabama every year, and judging from the ever-increasing number...

BCRI Responds to Recent Acts of Racially Motivated Terrorism

bcri.org (The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute issued this statement on the massacre of innocent shoppers in Buffalo, NY) On May 14 a mass shooting occurred...

DeJuana Thompson Named Permanent President and CEO of BCRI

The Birmingham Times DeJuana Thompson will serve as president and CEO of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute without the "interim" designation, the board announced on Wednesday. Thompson,...

Realizing Dr. King’s Dream at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

By Haley Wilson  The Birmingham Times  Belinda Hines was at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) on Monday, the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s...

Birmingham Squadron to celebrate MLK, honor Bishop Calvin Woods at Legacy...

By Joseph Hooven pelicans.com The Birmingham Squadron, NBA G League affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans, will host a celebration of the life and legacy of...

Meet Odessa Woolfolk: Birmingham’s Living Legend

By Javacia Harris Bowser For The Birmingham Times It’s a sunny fall afternoon, and Odessa Woolfolk has made her way to the Titusville branch of the...

How An Educator Turned Vision of The BCRI Into Reality

By Javacia Harris Bowser For The Birmingham Times When former Birmingham Mayor Richard Arrington Jr. assembled a 21-member task force to spearhead the creation of the...

Students, Friends, Colleagues on ‘The Gift’ That is Odessa Woolfolk

By Javacia Harris Bowser For The Birmingham Times Gloria A. Dennard was a student in Odessa Woolfolk’s 10th-grade history class at Birmingham’s Samuel Ullman High School,...

Civil Rights Marker Damaged in Birmingham, Here’s Response From BCRI

bcri.org An Alabama state historical marker named for Bishop Calvin Wallace Woods, Sr., one of Birmingham's greatest civil rights leaders, was intentionally damaged by an...

Birmingham celebrates Black History Month with these activities   

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Honoring Black History Month may look and feel different this year due to the global COVID-19 pandemic but there...

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