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June 18 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pmFree
We’ll see you on June 18th at The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute!
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is pleased to invite you to take part in our 2022 Juneteenth (Freedom Day) Celebration on Saturday, June 18th. We’ll host a series of exciting features for our community and members of The Institute in this day-long jubilee from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
This year our staff has curated a commemoration with the theme, “Backyard Boogie,” a tribute to the many celebrations that have taken place in Magic City backyards throughout the past. There will be something for everyone at our commemoration. Our partners from EdFarm will be on site to share our highly anticipated new mobile application, The Movement, and host “Magic Walks” throughout the Civil Rights District. Come and experience The Color of Baseball photography exhibit by Bill Chapman, a captivating special salute to Negro Leagues. We’ll welcome special guests to our main stage and boogie to live performances in our backyard celebration. The National Hook-Up of Black Women Birmingham will facilitate fun activities for children and we’ll present an Authors Village where you can meet local authors.
Our goal in observing Juneteenth each year is to the commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans and celebrate Black culture. BCRI also hopes to build awareness of the endurance that African Americans have harnessed to overcome centuries of struggles in America. We can’t wait to jubilee with you!
Trace Your Roots at The Jubilee!
Back by popular demand! Come and learn genealogy basics and best practices for navigating your family history. We’re excited for the return of our popular genealogy workshops presented in partnership with The Birmingham African American Genealogy Group, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Freedmen’s Bureau, and Shelby County Research.
If you attended last year’s workshop, you can step into the next level research at our advanced level program. Community registration begins June 1st. So follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to ensure you don’t miss the chance to secure a space at these exceptional workshops!
Register for Genealogy Workshops
Free Film Screen with Discussion Panel
The film “Through Her Eyes” is the story of Rosalee Winbush played by actress Rayven Symone Ferrell, as a timid African-American student struggling with her decision to attend a newly integrated school while finding the courage to become the change she desires under extreme racial tensions in the American South.
The film has been featured in the Pan-African Film Festival, The RSF Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, and is currently available on Amazon Prime and UrbanflixTV. This free screening will be followed by a brief panel discussion on the importance of storytelling. Trent Lumpkin, the director, executive producer TJ Jones, and other special guests will serve on the panel.
Join the Celebration
Don’t miss this chance to showcase your artisan flair at our community fair! We’ll welcome to the Magic City to our Community Village in the BCRI backyard from 10:00am until 6:00pm. Join us!