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Montgomery elects Steven Reed as first black mayor

CBS/AP Alabama's capital, a city once known as the cradle of the Confederacy and later the birthplace of the civil rights movement, elected its first...

Majella Hamilton: Preserving City’s African American History

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times As an avid student of race and culture with a passion for telling stories, Majella Chube Hamilton wakes up and...

Dina Avery Chronicles Her Family’s Journey from Slavery to the Present

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Dina Avery comes from a bloodline of steadfast people, including her father, Charles Avery Jr., who was one of the...

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...

Bessemer’s Historic Lincoln Theatre Being Revitalized

The Birmingham Times Built as a 400-seat “picture house” to show first-run movies for African American audiences, the historic Lincoln Theatre is the last undestroyed...

BCRI Youth Tour Alabama African American Heritage Sites

bcri.org Twenty students in the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s (BCRI) Legacy Youth Leadership Program left Tuesday, July 16 for a three-day tour of historical sites...

Sadie Roberts-Joseph, Founder Of African American Museum, Found Dead In Car...

Black Voices BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 75-year-old Louisiana woman who founded an African American history museum was discovered dead in the trunk of...

City celebrates 65th anniversary of famed A.G. Gaston Motel

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Rochelle Malone remembers the times she went fishing with her great-grandfather, Birmingham business mogul, Dr. Arthur George Gaston.  “He would always...

City and State Officials to Commemorate 65th Anniversary of A.G. Gaston...

Birminghamal.gov On Monday, July 1, Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin and Alabama Sen. Doug Jones will lead the commemoration of the 65th anniversary since the...

One of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, Lt. Col. Robert Friend,...

Yahoo News PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - America has lost another of its original Tuskegee pilots with the passing of retired Lt. Col. Robert “Bob” Friend, who died Friday...

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