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Why Black History Should be Taught Starting in Elementary School

By Idrissa N. Snider The real story of African people, being stripped from their native civilizations, cultural customs and practices to build the wealth flowing...

Expelled in 1956, first black student at University of Alabama gets...

Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Autherine Lucy Foster, the first African-American student to attend the University of Alabama, received an honorary doctorate degree last...

Books and Brunch: A Celebration of Literacy, History and Sisterhood

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Imagine a safe space to celebrate black womanhood and culture while learning about black history through books by black authors....

New Interactive Website Featuring Henry Louis Gates, Tracks Slave Voyages

By Stacy M. Brown BlackPressUSA In his PBS series, “Finding Your Roots …” Henry Louis Gates Jr. presents guests whose roots cover the globe – from...

Congressional leaders in Birmingham for Civil Rights Pilgrimage

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Many of Alabama’s political leaders, locally and nationally, gathered Friday in Birmingham for the 26th annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage....

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,...

Birmingham residents, groups commemorate 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s death

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times Outside, recordings of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches blared over speakers in front of Birmingham Civil...

Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies at 81

By Christopher Torchia Associated Press   JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, died in a hospital on Monday after a...

Photo Gallery: 2017 Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Awards

Times Staff Report Photos by Stephonia Taylor McLinn The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) on Saturday hosted its combined 2017 Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award...

Andrea Taylor, president and CEO, on Institute’s Role in Increasingly Complex...

By Anita Debro For the Birmingham Times It’s been two years since Andrea Taylor joined the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) as president and CEO. During...

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