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At this moment in our nation’s history, it is critical that the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute leads with clarity and intentionality. As a keeper of the legacy of the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham in the 1950s and 1960s, many throughout the nation and the world look to the Institute to provide understanding of the current dialogue on racial justice. We take the historical and fiduciary responsibility that has been entrusted in our care as a sacred duty to safeguard this history for subsequent generations. BCRI will ensure that current and future generations learn about activism, advocacy and how they can effect change in their own communities. We know that what happened in Birmingham indeed changed the world and catapulted civil rights to the forefront of the nation’s conscience. Our work today translates historic struggles with present day realities of social justice and racial equity. The Institute is committed to continuing its stewardship of the legacy of the struggle for civil and human rights.

Feb 2022 – Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland was welcomed to The Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument to visit sites that uplift the significant role that individuals and events in Alabama played in the Civil Rights Movement.