Events

S.T.E.A.M. Sporting Saturdays

Microsoft and The Southern Center for Broadening Participation in STEM will be onsite presenting STEAM Sporting Saturdays for kids July 9th and 16th from 11:00am until 2:30pm! This special addition will feature a gaming lounge, virtual reality exploration, coding, robotics, … Read More

Free

S.T.E.A.M. Sporting Saturdays

Microsoft and The Southern Center for Broadening Participation in STEM will be onsite presenting STEAM Sporting Saturdays for kids July 9th and 16th from 11:00am until 2:30pm.

Free

Entangled Histories: Free Speech & Civil Rights from the 1960s to Today

This discussion will examine how the mid-1960s were a turning point not only for the Civil Rights movement, but also the history of free speech in the U.S. From the Civil Rights Act to landmark Supreme Court decisions, the boundaries of the First Amendment were tested in ways that affected civil rights in the decades following.

Free

NHBW Fourth Annual Author’s Book Fair

Birmingham Civil Right Institute 520 16th St N., Birmingham, Alabama

Black authors from all over the nation will gather to share their literature, stories, and inspiration. Come meet them and purchase signed copies of their books!

Free

The Color of Care

Carver Theater 1631 4th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL

Produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions and directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning director Yance Ford, The Color of Care chronicles how people of color suffer from systemically substandard healthcare in the U.S. and how COVID-19 exposed the tragic consequences of this inequity.

$15.00

Museum Day

Birmingham Civil Right Institute 520 16th St N., Birmingham, Alabama

Museum Day goes beyond getting visitors through museum doors — it acts as a springboard to empower and help advance the hopes and ambitions of the public, particularly school-aged children and those in underrepresented communities.

Free

Phyllis Leyden-Alexander Book Signing

Birmingham Civil Right Institute 520 16th St N., Birmingham, Alabama

"It is my hope that the reading of this book will result in casual as well as in-depth discussions about this topic. I hope it will alleviate the awkwardness and discomfort many children (and adults) feel when in the presence of a person with disabilities. I hope that parents and others with special needs kids in their lives will be encouraged as they see Noah and his mom focus less on the limitations of what they cannot do and more on the endless possibilities of what they CAN DO. And that can make a world of difference."

Free

The Long Civil Rights Movement in STEM

Birmingham Civil Right Institute 520 16th St N., Birmingham, Alabama

Ms. Odessa Woolfolk, founding president of BCRI will bring opening remarks and Dr. Calvin Briggs (Southern Center for STEM) will moderate the panel, which will include African Americans who grew up in Birmingham and pursued careers in the sciences during the civil rights movement. Light hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served and all those interested can take part in telescope and virtual reality observations.

Free

The Abraham Accords 2nd Anniversary

Birmingham Civil Right Institute 520 16th St N., Birmingham, Alabama

BCRI and the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeastern United States proudly present a panel discussion with members of Sharaka - a nongovernmental organization that showcases the people-to-people diplomacy made possible the the Abraham Accords, the peace and normalization agreements between Israel, The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco. Our president and CEO, DeJuana Thompson, and the panelists will discuss the impact that civil society and individuals can have in bringing peoples together through the process of peace and collaboration.

Free

Anne and Emmett

Produced by Theater MSU, Anne and Emmett is a stage production depicting an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, both victims of racial intolerance and hatred. Anne Frank, the 13-year-old Jewish girl hose diary provided a gripping perspective of the Holocaust. Emmett Till, the 14-year-old African American boy whose brutal 1955 murder in Mississippi sparked the Modern American Civil Rights Movement. The one-act play opens with the two teenagers meeting in Memory, a place that isolates them from the cruelty they experienced during their lives.

$18

BCRI 30th Anniversary Celebration

Don't miss the commemoration of The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute's grand opening in 1992! Culminating a week of festivities, our celebration will feature a night of great conversations, performances, reflection and a one-night-only special exhibit featuring thirty years of archival acquisitions and exquisite programs.

$250