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Angela Davis Receives Birmingham’s Top Human Rights Award

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Angela Davis, humanitarian, global civil rights activist and Birmingham native on Friday received the Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award from...

Plywood Used to Protect Damaged Buildings; Now Works of Art

Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times A week after unrest in downtown Birmingham which damaged some businesses, groups of volunteers on Sunday turned remnants of...

Rep. Terri Sewell Announces $3.5M for Civil Rights Landmarks in Ala.

The Birmingham Times U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell on Tuesday announced over $3.5 million in federal grant funding through the National Park Service (NPS) to preserve...

Joseph Lowery, Civil Rights Leader and MLK Aide, Dies at 98

Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country’s first black president...

During Pilgrimage, Congressional leaders visit Birmingham 

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  More than 40 United States congressional leaders including U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL), Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) and U.S. Speaker...

Veteran Henry Brown reflects on life of service, activism

By UAB Medicine News People who visit or work in the Whitaker Clinic of UAB Hospital likely have crossed paths with UAB Medicine Guest and Hospitality Services representative Henry...

Civil Rights Icon Charles Avery Jr. Continues His Fight For What...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times When Dina Avery wrote a book about her family history, her dad had to play an integral role. Her father,...

US civil rights advocate Juanita Abernathy dies at 88

By Chevel Johnson Associated Press Juanita Abernathy, who wrote the business plan for the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and took other influential steps in helping to...

Civil rights groups, supporters gather for Marshae Jones

Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times A number of civil rights and women groups gathered in Bessemer Tuesday to express outrage at the indictment of a Pleasant...

City celebrates 65th anniversary of famed A.G. Gaston Motel

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Rochelle Malone remembers the times she went fishing with her great-grandfather, Birmingham business mogul, Dr. Arthur George Gaston.  “He would always...

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