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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...

City Council Approves $250K in Funding for BCRI

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved $250,000 in emergency funds for Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) as the...

Angela Davis To Receive BCRI’s Shuttlesworth Award on June 19

bcri.org Global human rights activist, scholar, author and Birmingham native Dr. Angela Y. Davis will receive the Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award, the highest award...

New Exhibit Exploring Life During Jim Crow Opens Oct. 18 at...

By Jon Eastwood bhamnow.com Maybe you’ve heard personal stories from your grandparents? Or studied civil rights in school. Understanding the struggles many faced before you isn’t...

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