Global human rights activist, scholar, author and Birmingham native Angela Davis will receive the 2018 Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award, the highest award given by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute that honors outstanding individuals for their significant contributions to civil and human rights.
Sunday: 1 PM – 5 PM. Closed Mondays.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
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AL AFRICAN-AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS CONSORTIUM
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.