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Entangled Histories: Free Speech & Civil Rights from the 1960s to Today
July 28, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
DeJuana Thompson, President & CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, along with panelists Carlos A. Ball, Michael Harriot, and Dr. Tara Y. White will dig into the rich legacy of civil rights and advocacy that has propelled social change in Birmingham and beyond. Ashley M. Jones, Poet Laureate for the state of Alabama, will open the panel at the Birmingham Museum of Art with a reading of her own work.
Developed alongside the American Historical Association (AHA), in partnership with the Birmingham Museum of Art and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Flashpoints will take a retrospective look at the unique role of free speech in America’s past and present. You can register for the free event HERE.