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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...

‘Community Conversations’ Continue this week at The Ballard House

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times The Ballard House Project will continue its “GATHER for Community Conversations” this week with a forum on Hip Hop and...

In New Book ,‘Fifth Little Girl’ Describes First Hand Account of...

By Sarah Collins Rudolph  This is the opening chapter of “The 5th Little Girl: Soul Survivor of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing (The Sarah...

Talladega College: After heated decision to attend inauguration, Alabama’s Oldest HBCU...

By Ariel Worthy  The Birmingham Times Looking at the front of Fanning Refectory, which houses the student and faculty dining rooms on the campus of Talladega...

Area Students Complete BCRI program detailing city’s role in US history

By Erica Wright  The Birmingham Times Twenty students from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s Legacy Youth Leadership Program (LYLP) graduated Sunday as docents and interns.  The...

First black chief pilot at major U.S. airline retires

By David Koenig Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Nobody at Southwest told Louis Freeman he would be the first black pilot in the airline’s history when...

99-year-old Negro League player, among oldest living, attends baseball reunion in...

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times Dozens of Negro League baseball players gathered in Birmingham for their annual reunion recently. Among them was 99-year-old...

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