PRESS RELEASE: Shuttlesworth 2017

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to Present the 2017 Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award to activist Harry Belafonte, Former Birmingham Mayor Dr. Richard Arrington, Jr. and to activist Viola Liuzzo In honor of its 25th Anniversary, the Birmingham Civil...

Spider Martin: Image and Activism by Ahmad Ward

Original Post: November 19th, 2015 10:02 BCRI is privileged to have several subject matter specialists who are great resources for the media, scholars, educators, among others.  One of the most knowledgeable and accomplished is Ahmad Ward, BCRI’s Head of...

The Impact of Fear by Ahmad Ward

December 15th, 2015 14:24 Fear. It causes the best of us to make problematic decisions and say regrettable things.  Historically, fear has been at the root of some of the worst examples of discrimination and oppression this country has seen.  Fear of an emancipated...

From Talk Radio to Trump by Josh Cannon

Original Post: June 22nd, 2016 12:46 In August of 2014, on a local conservative talk radio station, I heard the host of a syndicated program liken African American protesters in Ferguson, Missouri  to “beasts,”  “animals,” and “savages.” He then equated people in...

Perspective by Ahmad Ward

Original post: August 3rd, 2016 14:03 As a Black man just entering his 40’s, I freely admit that there was a time when I believed certain things would not be achievable in my lifetime.  I thought that we may eventually see a Black Secretary of State or Attorney...
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