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.
About The BCRI
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, part of the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is a cultural and educational research center that promotes a comprehensive understanding for the significance of civil rights developments in Birmingham.
Join us for a day of honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a number of engaging activities & performances from Birmingham artists! The event is free. Please register to reserve your time slot.
The day’s activities include scavenger hunts & quizzes, Galleries Alive, Carlton Reese Memorial Unity Choir, a live reenactment of the “Letter From Birmingham Jail” from inside the actual jail cell and Greetings from the Mayor, BCRI Leadership, & FedEx Partners
Emmett Till & Mamie Till-Mobley: Let the World See
Opened November 19, 2022
Experience an immersive exhibit that tells Emmett and Till-Mobley's story in straightforward terms with quotes, first-hand accounts, historic photos, videos and interactives that inform and inspire crucial conversations.
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