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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...

Overcoming the Challenges of an Interracial Marriage

www.jw.org Growing up in the Bronx, New York, Lillian Brooks was surrounded by individuals of different races, so it wasn’t unusual for her to be...

Historic Fourth Ave. Business District Key Part of Birmingham’s 150-year History

By Michael Sznajderman Alabama Newscenter As Birmingham residents pause to reflect during this 150th year since the city’s founding, there’s been no halt to the evolution of...

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...

Local Historians on How Miners Helped Shape Birmingham

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Between the latter half of the 1800s and into the 1900s, Black and white families lived in company towns on...

Both played a role in Birmingham’s 1960s history; as friends they...

By Richard Friedman Special to The Birmingham Times There was a fateful day in August of 1960 when the lives of Frances Foster White, an African American teenager...

Recordings Surface Revealing what Happened First Juneteenth

zenger.news Laura Smalley’s voice crackles and comes to life. It is 1941, and she is talking in her native Hempstead, Texas, to a University of Texas...

Celebrate Juneteenth With These Birmingham-Area Events on June 19

The Birmingham Times The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) and a number of other organizations will observe Juneteenth on June 19 beginning as early as...

Harriett Tubman, MLK Jr., Frederick Douglass Quotes to Celebrate Juneteenth

inspiringquotes.com  President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday establishing a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery, saying he believes it will go down as...

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...

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