Birmingham Empowerment Week http://apr.org en Birmingham To Mark Anniversary Of Church Bombing http://apr.org/post/birmingham-mark-anniversary-church-bombing <p></p><p></p><p>The city of Birmingham is planning five days of events with political leaders, artists and ordinary citizens to observe the 50th anniversary of a church bombing that killed four black girls in 1963.</p><p>Attorney General Eric Holder, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, director Spike Lee and actor Jamie Foxx are among those participating in what's being called "Empowerment Week."</p><p>Events begin Wednesday and continue through Sunday, the anniversary of the bombing of Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church on Sept. 15, 1963.</p> Sun, 08 Sep 2013 20:09:35 +0000 The Associated Press 37501 at http://apr.org Birmingham To Mark Anniversary Of Church Bombing Sponsors Sign On for Birmingham 'Empowerment Week' http://apr.org/post/sponsors-sign-birmingham-empowerment-week <p>The city of Birmingham says more than 100 companies, churches and other groups have signed on to sponsor an event coinciding with the 50th anniversary of a church bombing that killed four black girls.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The city's "Empowerment Week" is scheduled for Sept. 11-15, and groups have pledged more than $1 million to make it happen.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The event will include a citywide day of service and panel discussions on the city's progress in the last half-century.<br> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:24:02 +0000 The Associated Press 35644 at http://apr.org Sponsors Sign On for Birmingham 'Empowerment Week'