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Alabama Attorney Fred Gray Represented Civil Rights Giants, Becoming One

By Chuck Chandler Alabama Newscenter Few people can say they knew Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks when that internationally celebrated pair were average citizens. Fred D. Gray Sr. can. The...

At age 96, Birmingham Business Legend Dr. Jesse J. Lewis Sr....

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Legendary businessman Dr. Jesse J. Lewis Sr. smoothly makes the 20-minute drive from Birmingham’s historic Smithfield neighborhood, where he lives,...

Esteemed Civil Rights Organizer C.T. Vivian Laid To Rest In Atlanta

Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The nation paid its final respects Thursday to the Rev. C.T. Vivian, a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement who...

John Lewis remembered by Birmingham-Area Leaders as an Icon, Hero 

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, Alabama Senator Doug Jones and U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Alabama were among the hundreds of leaders...

John Lewis, Lion of Civil Rights and Congress, dies at 80

By Calvin Woodward and Desiree Seals Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state...

Rev. C.T. Vivian, key civil rights leader, has died at 95

By Desiree Seals and Michael Warren Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. C.T. Vivian, an early and key adviser to the Rev. Martin Luther King...

Noted business author Boyce Watkins headlines A.G. Gaston Conference

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Speaking at the 15th annual A.G. Gaston Conference this week in Birmingham, Dr. Boyce Watkins, author, economist and political analyst,...

Frank Robinson, baseball’s fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83

By David Ginsburg and Ben Walker Associated Press Crowding the plate, fearsome and fearless, Frank Robinson hammered his way into the Hall of Fame. His legacy, however,...

Legend Bobby Womack Dies at 70

Bobby Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. He was 70. Womack's...

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