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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,...

The Drive and Determination of Isaac Cooper, BCRI Board Chair

By Mark Kelly Alabama NewsCenter Talk to people who know and work with Isaac Cooper, and some common themes emerge. Those themes – a commitment to...

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,...

COVID-19 And Birmingham: One Year Later

By Erica Wright and Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times (First of two parts) One year ago this month, the world changed. March 2021 observes an anniversary that...

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...

Pastor T.D. Jakes, Atlanta Mayor pledge to match Woodfin’s $1K to...

By Greg Garrison | ggarrison@al.com The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute hosted a virtual roundtable of Black mayors on Thursday, moderated by TV Evangelist and best-selling author...

Regions Bank Announces $75K Grant for BCRI

regions.com Regions Bank today announced a $75,000 grant for the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI), a cultural and educational research center that chronicles the visual and oral...

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