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.
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.
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.
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.
Credit Birmingham News/Emma TannenbaumA visitor looks at an exhibit honoring Rosa Parks at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.Edit | Remove