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Alabama Attorney Fred Gray Represented Civil Rights Giants, Becoming One

By Chuck Chandler Alabama Newscenter Few people can say they knew Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks when that internationally celebrated pair were average citizens. Fred D. Gray Sr. can. The...

Bruce Boynton, who inspired 1961 ‘Freedom Rides’, dies at 83

The Associated Press SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Bruce Carver Boynton, a civil rights pioneer from Alabama who inspired the landmark “Freedom Rides” of 1961, died...

Reckon Radio Examines Overlooked Moment in Southern Civil Rights History

The Birmingham Times  With the eyes of the world on Georgia for the next two months, Reckon Radio’s newest podcast is an important story of...

BCRI to mark 56th anniversary of Children’s Crusade on May 10

By Pay Byington bhamnow.com It is a part of the history of Birmingham we shall never forget. During the first week of May 1963, Civil Rights leaders...

Major Tyrone Tolbert: From Birmingham foot soldier to U.S. Army Soldier

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Welcome to Third Thursdays! This series—published in the Birmingham Times on the third Thursday of every month—highlights area citizens who...

New generation of Birmingham protesters step up

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times When protests were held in Hoover, Ala., on Tuesday evening after Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said a police officer...

Local clergy to activists: ‘Keep Dr. King in mind’

By Nathan Turner Jr. and Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Ask today’s group of mostly young activists the difference between their recent protests in the Birmingham...

Times change, but the objectives of the demonstrations shouldn’t

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Civil Rights Movement tactics may change, but the objectives shouldn’t, said Doris Gary, 85, who participated in the marches of...

Inside the Birmingham community where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. found...

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Jeff Drew remembers the first day he met the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who stayed with his family...

Valuable lessons from King-led marches from an eyewitness

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times During the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, children learned as many lessons outside the classroom as they did inside, remembered...

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