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Local clergymen on what Dr. King would think of Birmingham today

By Nathan Turner Jr. For the Birmingham Times A half century after the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated Birmingham ministers say the Civil...

Amid National Turmoil, Teen Summit Unites Area Students

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Gabrielle Johnson, a junior at Briarwood Christian School, is part of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s Youth Leadership program. On Wednesday,...

Priscilla Hancock Cooper knows the importance of mentors. So she became...

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times At an early age, Priscilla Hancock Cooper recognized the importance of mentors and artists. “I grew up working for a black...

Photo Gallery: 2017 Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Awards

Times Staff Report Photos by Stephonia Taylor McLinn The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) on Saturday hosted its combined 2017 Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award...

BCRI Celebrates 25 Years of Education, Dialogue and History

By Anita Debro For the Birmingham Times The dignified domed building on 16th Street North in downtown Birmingham looks as though it was always meant to...

Andrea Taylor, president and CEO, on Institute’s Role in Increasingly Complex...

By Anita Debro For the Birmingham Times It’s been two years since Andrea Taylor joined the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) as president and CEO. During...

Former Mayor Richard Arrington Reflects on Birth of BCRI

By Anita Debro For the Birmingham Times Richard Arrington Jr., Birmingham’s first elected African-American mayor, doesn’t take credit for establishing the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI),...

Odessa Woolfolk nurtured museum from idea to respected Institute

By Anita Debro For the Birmingham Times When Odessa Woolfolk walks into the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI), it is almost like she is walking into...

These are the Community Members who helped grow Birmingham Civil Rights...

  Members of the Task Force named by Mayor Richard Arrington in 1986 to plan for establishment of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute: Odessa Woolfolk (Chairperson) Frank...

FBI, Civil Rights Institute to host conference in Birmingham on hate...

BCRI.org Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will be the keynote speaker for the opening session of the 2017 annual Conference on Civil Rights and Law...

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