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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

 

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WELCOME TO BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA
Birmingham represents the best of the New South in the way it addresses its past, while urging all to create a better future. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, which is more than a museum, gives an unparalleled view of our Civil Rights heritage ... More

BLACK GENESIS
It may surprise you to learn that Birmingham never depended on slave labor. This atypical Southern beginning where the races never learned to mix was perhaps, the root of Birmingham’s intense racial problems ... More

CULTURAL SITES
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Kelly Ingram Park, Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Eddie Kendricks & The Temptations Memorial, Miles College and Onyx Agency Theatre lead the cultural scene ... More

RESTAURANTS and NIGHTCLUBS
Birmingham has a handful of soulful restaurants and cafes to get your meat loaf, BBQ ribs, pot roast, fried fish and delicious side like fried corn, turnip greens, mac & cheese ... More

SHOPS and GALLERIES
Although Birmingham is not known as a shopping city, there are some gems around town such as ... More

HISTORIC SITES
Birmingham reads like a Who's Who of historic Civil Rights Movement sites, including A.G. Gaston Gardens, Kelly Ingram Park, Citizen’s Federal Savings Bank, Freedom Riders Debarkation Site, WENN Radio ... More

PLACES OF WORSHIP
Though Birmingham has many major churches, one towers above all the others for historical significance, 16th Street Baptist Church. Although founded in 1873, the current church was designed ... More


BIRMINGHAM ELEVATES THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
The late Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth was the most important figure in the Alabama Civil Rights Movement. In the 1950s, he was pastor of Bethel Baptist Church ... More

FOURTH AVENUE
A Black business district formed in Birmingham just after 1890. In a pattern characteristic of Southern cities found during Reconstruction, black businesses developed alongside those of whites near downtown ... More

ALABAMA JAZZ and SOUL MUSIC
Nat King Cole, Lionel Hampton, Erskine Hawkins, Clarence “Pinetop” Smith and Sonny Blount (Sun Ra) dotted the musical landscape as performing artists here. The many clubs on Fourth Avenue and Tuxedo Junction ... More

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS
McWane Science Center combines two institutions of the recent past, Discovery Place and Red Mountain Museum, to create a stimulating interactive science museum and a depository of natural artifacts ... More

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS
Birmingham Museum of Art, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Alabama Theatre for the Performing Arts, Bare Hands Gallery, Mercedes-Benz Visitors Center, Rickwood Field ... More

 

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Thomas Dorsey
Sheila Umolu

 

 

 
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