Our Team

From Social Justice to Social Impact

It takes a team of experienced and motivated professionals with a belief in our mission to enlighten each generation about civil and human rights by exploring our common past and working together in the present to building a better future.

To reach our staff, please email bcri@bcri.org. 

DeJuana Thompson
President & CEO

Samantha Elliott Briggs, PhD
Vice President, Education

Tiffani Saxton
Vice President, Marketing 

Carol Wells
Vice President, Finance & Operations

Wayne Coleman
Head of Archives

LaBarron McClendon
Director, Human Resources

Charles Woods, III
Director, Education & Training

Katina Smith
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

BCRI Historical Content Expert, Barry McNealy, hosts a tour of our historic galleries. A 28-year educator at Parker High School, he's been telling the Birmingham Civil Rights Story for nearly three decades.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

520 16th St N,
Birmingham, AL 35203

Tour & Gift Store Hours
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 3pm CST

Note: Last admission at 2:00 pm.