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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Announces Events  for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend Celebration

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BCRIBCRI will be open on Mondays from January 19-February 23, 2015

January 8, 2015–The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) announces the following events to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr:

January 13-February 22, 2015
Below the Surface, a new exhibition featuring 12 works of art by Carol White will be displayed in BCRI’s Odessa Woolfolk Gallery.   Below the Surface is a compilation of White’s multiple approaches to art-making, her perspectives about human relationships and the many ways she has used materials. From pastels to acrylic paint, Carol White has created statements about human commonalities and traditional symbols found throughout the world. Call 205-328-9696 x 234 for more information.

January 18, 2015: 3 p.m.
Reflect and Rejoice:  A Community Tribute to Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.  a musical gala presented by BCRI, The Alabama Symphony Orchestra and The Alys Stephens Center. Michael Morgan conducts this special performance with Fox 6’s Jeh Jeh Pruitt hosting, young cello phenom Malik Kofi, Roderick George’s tenor voice, and featuring the soaring voices of The Aeolians of Oakwood University and the Lockhart Dance Theatre Youth Ensemble. For tickets, call 205-979-2787 or go to www.alabamasymphony.org.

January 19-February 22, 2015
7 Visions of a King and Magic City:  Field of Dreams
These two exhibits will be displayed in the Milestones Gallery and are sponsored by Huffman High School art teacher, Susan Pearson.  The works are done by Huffman students from both 2014 and 2015.  7 Visions of a King highlights seven iconic images of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. drawn by seven male students from Huffman High School.  Magic City:  Field of Dreams highlights iconic images in Birmingham sports history. Call 205-328-9696 x 234 for more information.

January 19, 2015: 7:30 a.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast, Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC)–Tanner Colby, author of Some of my Best Friends are Black, is the keynote speaker for 2015.  Call Operation New Birmingham for information at 205- 324-8796.

January 19, 2015: 9 am
BCRI opens to the public, free admission–until 5 p.m.  Call  205- 328-9696 ext. 234 for more information.

January 19, 2015: 1 p.m.     
“SCLC Rally and Program,” Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.  Call 205-521-9402 for more information.

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