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ASU Residence Hall Renamed after Key Figure in Montgomery Bus Boycott

By Lois G. Russell ASU The Alabama State University Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to rename one of the campus’s historic residence halls in honor...

City Observes 58th Anniversary of 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times On a rainy September morning, 58 years to the day after four little girls lost their lives in a horrific...

The Historical Importance of Birmingham’s Famed Masonic Temple

By Michael Sznajderman Alabama Newscenter Walking through the grand auditorium and other spaces inside the long-closed Masonic Temple on Birmingham’s Fourth Avenue, it’s easy to picture the bustle...

U.S. Civil Rights Trail Companion Book Showcases Alabama’s History

By Michael Sznajderman Alabama Newscenter Lee Sentell was in college when he personally heard the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It was during...

‘Desecration’ of Bishop Calvin Woods Landmark Condemned by City Council, Civil...

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times In a resolution presented to the Birmingham City Council on Tuesday, Councilor Steven Hoyt said the city should “reinforce” its...

1960s civil rights activist Robert Moses has died

By Rebecca Santana Associated Press Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who was shot at and endured beatings and jail while leading Black voter registration...

60 Years Later, Freedom Riders Roll into Birmingham

Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times  Dozens of patrons visited the parking lot of the Birmingham Public Library’s Central Branch last week to tour a...

Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died

Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing...

Alabama Freedom Rider Catherine Burks-Brooks recalls her civil rights journey

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

Dr. Ben Carson In Birmingham With $2.9M Grant to Find Site...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Dr. Ben Carson, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, this week announced a $2.9 million federal grant to fund...

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