We’ll see you Saturday, 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!
May 23 – May 31: Member Registration
June 1st – June 18: Community Registration

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 FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to ensure you don’t miss the chance to secure a space at these exceptional workshops!

Free Film Screening

Screening at 2:00 p.m. with panel discussion

Directed by Trenton Lumpkin, this is the story of Rosalee Winbush, 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.

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!