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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...

How Barbara Curry-Strong Overcame Racial Barriers in Alabama

By Donna Cope Alabama NewsCenter Adversity can spur one to achieve great things. At 17, Barbara Curry-Story was stuck between a rock and a hard place. She...

The history of Birmingham’s 141-year-old Broad St. Missionary Church

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times A quiet dignity is noticed every time Elmore Quarles reads the history of her place of worship, Broad...

11-year-old Becomes First Black Marie in New York City Ballet’s “The...

By Kimberley Richards Black Voices Young ballerina Charlotte Nebres has made history this holiday season. The 11-year-old became the first Black dancer cast in the leading role...

Alabama unveils statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks

By Dankin Andone CNN (CNN)-Rosa Parks was honored with a new statue in downtown Montgomery, Alabama, on Sunday, 64 years to the day she was arrested for...

The Rich History of Birmingham’s Five Points West

By Chaise Sanders bhamnow.com Come summer of 2021, The World Games will have Five Points West—along with the entire City of Birmingham—bustling with athletes from around...

Montgomery elects Steven Reed as first black mayor

CBS/AP Alabama's capital, a city once known as the cradle of the Confederacy and later the birthplace of the civil rights movement, elected its first...

Majella Hamilton: Preserving City’s African American History

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times As an avid student of race and culture with a passion for telling stories, Majella Chube Hamilton wakes up and...

Dina Avery Chronicles Her Family’s Journey from Slavery to the Present

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Dina Avery comes from a bloodline of steadfast people, including her father, Charles Avery Jr., who was one of the...

New Exhibit Exploring Life During Jim Crow Opens Oct. 18 at...

By Jon Eastwood bhamnow.com Maybe you’ve heard personal stories from your grandparents? Or studied civil rights in school. Understanding the struggles many faced before you isn’t...

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