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

 

Civil Rights leader Bishop Calvin Woods, who served on the board of Institute for seven years, said the institute has done everything it has set out to do and more. “It has spread its wings to spread the message of equality and unity not only here but all over the world,” he said. (Frank Couch Photography)

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 M. Young  (Vice Chairperson)
William A. Bell
Charlena H. Bray
Robert G. Corley
June Davis
Michael Dobbins
Bette Lee Hanson
Nathan Hicks
Horace Huntley
Savannah C. Jones
Edward S. LaMonte
James L. Lowe
John McMahan
Bill Myers
John Nixon Sr.
John Porter
Peggy F. Sparks
David J. Vann
Marvin Y. Whiting
Abraham L. Woods Jr.

Initial Board of Directors

A Board of Directors was incorporated in 1990. The following persons were appointed as initial directors by the Birmingham City Council:

Odessa Woolfolk (President)
Robert Corley
Bette Lee Hanson
Horace Huntley
Savannah Jones
Edward S. LaMonte
James L. Lowe
John Porter
Fred L. Shuttlesworth
Peggy F. Sparks
David J. Vann
Marvin Whiting
Abraham L. Woods
Frank M. Young Jr.
Richard Arrington Jr. ( ex officio)

Source: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute