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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...

At 81, Birmingham’s Maralyn Mosley still goes toe-to-toe with the political...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times She’s known simply as “Mrs. Mosley.” Elected officials, corporate titans, civic leaders, neighborhood officers all know the blunt Maralyn Mosley, who,...

How Dr. Angela Davis and area leaders packed the Boutwell

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Dr. Angela Davis was able to do something during her recent visit to Birmingham that hadn’t been seen in the...

Angela Davis met with support, standing ovation at Boutwell

Times staff report During a sold out appearance at the Boutwell Auditorium Saturday night in downtown Birmingham, Civil Rights activist, Angela Davis said she never...

Julianne Malveaux: In Honor of Dr. Angela Davis

Dr. Julianne Malveaux If anyone deserves a civil rights award, Dr. Angela Davis certainly does. The activist and scholar has been on the front lines...

Richard Friedman: My view of Dr. Angela Davis

By Richard Friedman Much has been written about the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s desire to award its prestigious Fred Shuttlesworth Award to Dr. Angela Davis....

In New Book ,‘Fifth Little Girl’ Describes First Hand Account of...

By Sarah Collins Rudolph  This is the opening chapter of “The 5th Little Girl: Soul Survivor of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing (The Sarah...

Rabbi Jonathan Miller’s special bond with the Birmingham community

Times Staff Report Rabbi Jonathan Miller thought he was only going to stay in Birmingham about five years when he moved to the city to...

Dick Gregory, comedian and civil rights activist, dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health,...

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