Community of Readers

The Community of Readers program at BCRI aims to bridge the gap between literacy and parental involvement by instructing families about better reading habits, promoting local parents’ belief in their own capabilities as educational mentors, and using books to enhance … Read More

Walking Tours with Barry McNealy

Kelly Ingram Park 500 17th St N, Birmingham, AL, United States

BCRI Historical Content Expert, Mr. Barry McNealy will provide FREE walking tours of Kelly Ingram Park every Saturday in April beginning at 10:00am. This is a project of Alabama Tourism.

Book Talk featuring Paul Kix

BCRI Community Meeting Room 520 16th Street N, Birmingham, AL

As we commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the 1963 Children's Crusade, BCRI welcomes Paul Kix, author of "You Have to Be Prepared to Die Before You Can Begin to Live: Ten Weeks in Birmingham That Changed America." From journalist Paul … Read More

Children’s March: 60th Commemoration Summit & Reenactment

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church 1530 6th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is excited to announce our 6th annual commemorative reenactment of the historic Children’s Crusade. Also known as the Children’s March, this annual event is designed to bring together current students from the greater Birmingham area … Read More

Book reading and breathing and yoga exercise

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

Ms. Muhammad will read the book and lead participants in breathing and yoga exercise. All participants are encouraged to bring a large towel or yoga mat.

Book Signing: Little Black Boy I Love by Tiffany Reese

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

Tiffany Lynette Reese was born in Birmingham, Alabama in October of 1984. She was raised and educated in the Fairfield City School System. She developed a love for reading at a young age. Her love for reading later sparked her … Read More

Welcome To The Cookout

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

Make sure you're invited to the BCRI Cookout! Our team has curated a commemorative Juneteenth event as a tribute to the many celebrations that have taken place in Magic City backyards throughout the past. As we celebrate freedom and independence, … Read More

Sally’s Night of STEAM

BCRI Woolfolk Gallery 500 16th St N, Birmingham, AL, United States

Sally’s Night is a nationwide celebration of women in STEM led by the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, in collaboration with 21 Smithsonian Affiliate organizations. Sally’s Night honors Sally Ride’s legacy as an astronaut, physicist, educator, and advocate for … Read More

Book Signing with Author – Neena Speer

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

On July 8th, author Neena Speer will host a discussion on her books Dear Future CEO ®ANI: A Thriving Business Owner's Secret & I Want To Be A Trillionaire When I Grow Up. Neena will also sign copies of her books for all who attend. About … Read More

Rent-2-Home: Transition from Lease To Mortgage

MoCaFi is a financial services platform to help excluded communities create pathways to wealth through better access to public, private, and social capital. On Our Block pop-ups bring mobile banking, financial coaching, and wealth education to neighborhoods traditionally excluded from … Read More

Book Signing and Artist Talk: Willie Williams, Jr.

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

On September 9, BCRI will feature Birmingham artist and native Willie Williams, Jr. and his artwork commemorating the lives of the Four Little Girls of 1963 entitled “4 the Little Girls”, available for sale in print and book versions. Join … Read More

Watson’s Go To Birmingham

16th Street Baptist Church 1530 6th Ave N., Birmingham, AL, United States

Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 16th Street Baptist Church, the University of Illinois Center for Children's Books, Birmingham Public Library, the Hoover Public Library, The Morgan Project, Make it Happen Children's Theater, Sloss Furnaces, the Footsoldiers … Read More