Part of our mission at BCRI is educating the public at-large about the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham and the rest of the country. Our education department is dedicated to reaching individuals, young and old, from all backgrounds and cultural groups, to convey the importance of this Movement then and now.
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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.