Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Arts & Life
8:50 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Photos Explore Dynamics of Youths' Sexual Identities

In this photo taken on Monday, April 21, 2014, Foster Noone, 17, of Pelham, Ala., looks at a personal photo in a new exhibit featuring images of young people with varied sexual identities and preferences during the installation of the work in Birmingham
Jav Reeves/Associated Press

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.

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Civil Rights Tourism: Birmingham
1:11 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Civil Rights Tourism: Birmingham

Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Bernice King, Governor Robert Bentley
Stan Ingold

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.

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Arts & Life
6:51 am
Mon January 28, 2013

City to Spend $100K on 'Foot Soldiers' Monument

Birmingham officials say the "foot soldiers" monument will be placed near the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, shown here.

The city of Birmingham expects to spend about $100,000 on a monument honoring "foot soldiers" of the civil rights movement.

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.

Another $90,000 will be spent on the monument itself based on a statement from the city.

The memorial will be placed in a downtown park near the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Officials are hoping for a structure made of steel, like other sculpture that's already in the park.

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Arts & Life
7:00 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Airport Exhibits to Spotlight History, Tourism

Commemorative statue of Rev. Shuttlesworth located in front of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

Travelers arriving at the renovated Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport are going to get a taste of some of Alabama's history and tourist attractions.

Officials said an exhibit will honor the airport's namesake, civil rights pioneer Fred Shuttlesworth. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is designing the exhibit.

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Arts & Life
1:05 pm
Sat October 27, 2012

Ala. Civil Rights Institute Gets $100,000 Donation

A visitor looks at an exibit honoring Rosa Parks at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
Birmingham News/Emma Tannebaum

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

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Politics & Government
6:58 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Groups Try to Increase Hispanic Voting in Ala

There's a new push to increase Hispanic voter registration in Alabama.

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute will host a voter registration drive aimed at Hispanic citizens on Saturday.

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.