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Women’s History Month 2024: Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

March 1 - March 31

Walk with Wayne: Oral Histories of Women of the Civil Rights Movement

Tuesday, March 5 | 12pm – 1pm | BCRI Woolfolk Gallery

A special screening of the BCRI Oral History Project featuring women from the civil rights movement in Birmingham, curated by Head of Archives, Wayne Coleman.

Community of Readers: “Noah Junior Ranger”

Thursday, March 12 | 12pm – 2pm | BCRI Commons

In partnership with the National Park Service, families are invited for a free book and reading of “Noah Junior Ranger” by author, Phyllis Leyden-Alexander. Noah and his mom don’t let the challenges Noah faces as a differently-abled kid stop them from traveling to and enjoying parks around the country.

Stage Play: The Watsons Go to Birmingham

Saturday, March 16 | 2pm | The Boutwell Auditorium | Ticketed entry only

Make It Happen Theatre Co., the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument are coming together to kick off the Boutwell Auditorium’s 100th Year Anniversary celebration. The centennial will begin by honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a moving stage production of the Christopher Paul Curtis book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, adapted by Reginald André Jackson. The story follows a family’s journey from Flint, Michigan to Birmingham during the civil rights era, highlighting love amidst racial challenges.

Moms of the Movement: Women of Dynamite Hill

Thursday, March 21 | 6pm – 7:30pm | BCRI Community Meeting Room 

Barry McNealy, BCRI’s Historical Content Expert, will lead a panel featuring the sons and daughters of the Women of Dynamite Hill. During the Civil Rights Movement, these dynamic leaders stood firm in the face of vitriolic personal attacks that led to their neighborhood becoming known as “Dynamite Hill”. In partnership with Kids in 63 and Ballard House Project, panelists will include:

  • Jeff Drew, son of Deenie Drew
  • Barbara Shores Lee, daughter of Theodora Shores
  • Judge Houston Brown, plaintiff from Mary Means Monk vs. Birmingham

The Women Gather

Thursday, March 28 | 5:30 – 7:30pm | BCRI Woolfolk Gallery

Join us for an evening of poetry, dance, and song in honor of Women’s History Month. This annual showcase, in partnership with the Birmingham chapter of Hook-Up of Black Women, will feature local artists from various genres of entertainment.

Registration is required to attend and has now been closed. 


March 1
March 31


Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
(205) 328-9696
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520 16th Street N, Birmingham, AL 35203
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