Birmingham Civil Rights Institute http://apr.org en Photos Explore Dynamics of Youths' Sexual Identities http://apr.org/post/photos-explore-dynamics-youths-sexual-identities <p>For many, it's difficult to understand Foster Noone's sexual identity. The 17-year-old uses the labels of bisexual, trans and gender neutral all at once.</p><p>A photography exhibition opening at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on Wednesday night seeks to put a face on such young people while exploring the difficult dynamics of family acceptance of their identities in the Deep South.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:50:46 +0000 Associated Press & Jay Reeves 50744 at http://apr.org Photos Explore Dynamics of Youths' Sexual Identities Civil Rights Tourism: Birmingham http://apr.org/post/civil-rights-tourism-birmingham <p></p><p>All year long on Alabama Public Radio we’re looking back on pivotal moments in the fight for civil rights. Many of the landmarks in the battle against segregation can voter discrimination are now tourist attractions. We have already looked at sites in Selma and Montgomery on Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail and now we head to Birmingham.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 18:11:31 +0000 Stan Ingold 30896 at http://apr.org Civil Rights Tourism: Birmingham City to Spend $100K on 'Foot Soldiers' Monument http://apr.org/post/city-spend-100k-foot-soldiers-monument <DIV> <P>The city of Birmingham expects to spend about $100,000 on a monument honoring "foot soldiers" of the civil rights movement.</P> <P>The mayor's office says the city will award $10,000 to the designer who comes up with a memorial to the ordinary people who participated in the movement.</P> <P>Another $90,000 will be spent on the monument itself based on a statement from the city.</P> <P>The memorial will be placed in a downtown park near the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:51:45 +0000 The Associated Press 23889 at http://apr.org City to Spend $100K on 'Foot Soldiers' Monument Airport Exhibits to Spotlight History, Tourism http://apr.org/post/airport-exhibits-spotlight-history-tourism <P>Travelers arriving at the renovated Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport are going to get a taste of some of Alabama's history and tourist attractions.</P> <P>Officials said an exhibit will honor the airport's namesake, civil rights pioneer Fred Shuttlesworth. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is designing the exhibit.</P> <DIV> <P>The Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham will provide an exhibit of rare artifacts and photographs from the Tuskegee Airmen. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:00:58 +0000 The Associated Press 20585 at http://apr.org Airport Exhibits to Spotlight History, Tourism Ala. Civil Rights Institute Gets $100,000 Donation http://apr.org/post/ala-civil-rights-institute-gets-100000-donation <p>The Birmingham Civil Rights institute has received a $100,000 donation to help it mark next year's 50th anniversary of the sit-ins, marches and boycotts that brought national attention to segregation in 1963.</p> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 18:05:49 +0000 The Associated Press 19855 at http://apr.org Ala. Civil Rights Institute Gets $100,000 Donation Groups Try to Increase Hispanic Voting in Ala http://apr.org/post/groups-try-increase-hispanic-voting-ala <P>There's a new push to increase Hispanic voter registration in Alabama.</P> <DIV> <P>The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute will host a voter registration drive aimed at Hispanic citizens on Saturday.</P> <P>The event is being co-sponsored by Rivera Communications, which operates a Spanish-language radio station that broadcasts in central Alabama. The station is promoting the drive on the air.</P> <P>The head of education and exhibits at the museum, Ahmad Ward, says the registration drive is open to anyone who is eligible to vote. Fri, 05 Oct 2012 11:58:10 +0000 The Associated Press 18857 at http://apr.org Groups Try to Increase Hispanic Voting in Ala