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Civil Rights Marker Damaged in Birmingham, Here’s Response From BCRI

bcri.org An Alabama state historical marker named for Bishop Calvin Wallace Woods, Sr., one of Birmingham's greatest civil rights leaders, was intentionally damaged by an...

Edelman: The Birthplace of America’s Student-Led Civil Rights Revolution

By Marian Wright Edelman As a teenager, many of Barbara Johns’s wildest fantasies were about a surprising subject: a new school. “My imagination would run...

Author T.K. Thorne tells Story of Birmingham’s Unsung Civil Rights Allies

By Javacia Harris Bowser For The Birmingham Times When you think of the Birmingham Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, certain names immediately come to mind:...

Birmingham’s Catherine Burks-Brooks, on 60th anniversary, Recalls Her Historic Ride for...

By Michael Sznajderman Alabama Newscenter In her police mugshot taken 60 years ago in Jackson, Mississippi, Catherine Burks-Brooks looks straight into the camera, without fear or...

Inside the Restored Greyhound Bus That Celebrates Freedom Rides

By Cynthia Silva CNN A restored vintage Greyhound bus was unveiled last month to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Rides. The bus, which was in service...

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...

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