BCRI’s Legacy Youth Leadership Program utilizes BCRI’s mission, collections,
programs, and partnerships to engage area high school students in a series of training experiences and
internship opportunities that will help them develop into lifelong learners, productive citizens, and
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Sunday: 1 PM – 5 PM. Closed Mondays.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
NEWS & ARCHIVES
Our mission is to enlighten each generation on civil and human rights by exploring our common past and working together in the present to build a better future.
Fred L. Shuttlesworth Statue
This bronze statue by John Rhoden (1918–2001) was unveiled on November 14, 1992 during the dedication of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. It is located on 16th Street North near the entrance to the museum, facing Kelly Ingram Park.
Human Rights Gallery
The Human Rights gallery links the struggle for equality in Birmingham to movements for human rights throughout the world.
The Armored Vehicle
A focal point for the human rights gallery is one of the restored armored personnel vehicles used by Eugene “Bull” Connor in Birmingham.