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16th Street Baptist Church Awarded $200,000 for Historic Preservation

savingplaces.org The National Trust for Historic Preservation's African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund announced on Monday its first round of Preserving Black Churches grants to...

Birmingham Commemorates MLK Day With Speeches, Service

By Nicole S. Daniel and Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Birmingham area leaders and residents gathered Monday in The Boutwell Auditorium for the 37th Annual Unity...

Legacy Museum draws second-most visitors among Alabama’s paid tourism sites

By Greg Garrison | ggarrison@al.com The expanded Legacy Museum, opened by the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery in 2021, now ranks as Alabama’s second-most popular paid attraction,...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: ‘Without Birmingham’, No March on Washington

In January 1965, Playboy Magazine published Alex Haley’s interview with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., shortly after King received the Nobel Peace...

Dr. Shelley Stewart, Radio and Business Legend, Honored with Birmingham’s Top...

By Nicole S. Daniel Birmingham Times Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin on Friday presented Civil Rights leader, veteran radio broadcaster and advertising executive Dr. Shelley Stewart with...

Shining Light on a Little Known Birmingham Civil Rights Incident

By Matt Windsor UAB Reporter “The dynamite had been lit, but miraculously the fuse stopped before detonation.” Between 1955 and 1963, there were 29 bombings or attempted...

Retired Judge U.W. Clemon at Reading of His Life Story in...

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times More than 800 elementary, middle and high school students from the Birmingham area on Friday witnessed the storied life of...

Artist Rico Gatson brings Rev. Shuttlesworth to life at the BMA

By Nicole S. Daniel The Birmingham Times Rico Gatson, a multidisciplinary artist working from Brooklyn, New York, is familiar with Birmingham’s Civil Rights history. Now he’s found a...

Restoration and reflection at the historic A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, city leaders and other dignitaries that included U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, on Thursday cut...

Biden signs bill making lynching a federal hate crime

By Darlene Superville Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents typically say a few words before they turn legislation into law. But Joe Biden flipped the script...

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