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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...

Jackie Robinson Day celebrated by Negro Southern League Museum, Barons

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times Brad and Tameka Sanders already had a baseball-filled day Saturday. The McCalla couple had been on hand as...

Alabama’s Prince Hall Masons have rich history in self-improvement, social responsibility

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times A refurbished the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons (F & AM) of Alabama, Temple Building...

Historic Rickwood Field closes for emergency repairs

Special to The Times Historic Rickwood Field in Birmingham,  the country's oldest ballpark, has been closed for repairs, the city announced late Friday. Engineers have declared...

Album with rare 1860s Harriet Tubman photo sells for $161K

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - An album containing a rare photograph of 19th century abolitionist and Underground Railroad hero Harriet Tubman was sold Thursday...

John L. Harrison Jr., of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, dies

By Errin Haines Whack Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — John L. Harrison Jr., who served as a World War II pilot with the famed all-black Tuskegee...

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