Past Events

PAST EVENTS

May 2023
May 20
May 20, 2023
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

May 11
May 11, 2023
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.

May 05
May 05, 2023
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, 1530 6th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203

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

May 04
May 04, 2023
BCRI Community Meeting Room, 520 16th Street N
Birmingham, AL 35203

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

April 2023
Apr 29
April 29, 2023
Kelly Ingram Park, 500 17th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 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BCRI Historical Content Expert, Mr.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.

Apr 22
April 22, 2023

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

Apr 22
April 22, 2023
Kelly Ingram Park, 500 17th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 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BCRI Historical Content Expert, Mr.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.

Apr 15
April 15, 2023
Kelly Ingram Park, 500 17th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 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BCRI Historical Content Expert, Mr.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.

Apr 14
April 14, 2023
BCRI Grand Staircase, 520 16th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States

Visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on Friday, April 14, 2023 from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Every hour on the hour a different group of VIB's (Very Important Birminghamians) will join us in a day-long recitation of Dr. King's Letter from … Read More

Apr 11
April 11, 2023

Film Screening & Talk Back featuring Lenders, Landlords & the Law: A Fair Housing Reflection on Diversity and Inclusion, Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968

Apr 08
April 08, 2023
Kelly Ingram Park, 500 17th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 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.

Apr 04
April 04, 2023
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

Visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Tuesday through Saturday, April 4-17, and take a picture with Dr. King! The Kelly Ingram Park replica statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be on display at BCRI as we commemorate the … Read More

Apr 01
April 01, 2023
Kelly Ingram Park, 500 17th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 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.

March 2023
Mar 30
March 30, 2023
BCRI Community Meeting Room, 520 16th Street N
Birmingham, AL 35203

Join us for an evening of poetry, dance and song in honor of Women's History Month featuring local artists from different genres of entertainment.

Mar 16
March 16, 2023
BCRI Community Meeting Room, 520 16th Street N
Birmingham, AL 35203

On Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 6 pm, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute will present a free screening of “Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond The Mask” a feature length documentary on the life and legacy of the first African American poet/writer … Read More

February 2023
Feb 28
February 28, 2023
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

Join the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in an exploration of Black Resistance in film each week throughout the month of February. Films will run each day in the Odessa Woolfolk Gallery for visitors to enjoy and learn more at the … Read More

Feb 25
February 25, 2023
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

In partnership with Vulcan Park & Museum and Birmingham Children’s Theatre, and with funding from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, BCRI Presents Washington & DuBois: A Matter of Conscience. Playwright Lee Shackelford's dramatic dialogue recounts the philosophies of … Read More

Feb 23
February 23, 2023
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

Join the BCRI ACE Team -- Archives, Curation, Exhibits and Education -- as we watch and discuss "Two Distant Strangers." This Academy Award Winning live action short film (32min) examines the deaths of Black Americans during encounters with police through … Read More

Feb 21
February 21, 2023
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

Join the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in an exploration of Black Resistance in film each week throughout the month of February. Films will run each day in the Odessa Woolfolk Gallery for visitors to enjoy and learn more at the … Read More

Feb 14
February 14, 2023
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

Join the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in an exploration of Black Resistance in film each week throughout the month of February. Films will run each day in the Odessa Woolfolk Gallery for visitors to enjoy and learn more at the … Read More

Feb 09
February 09, 2023
BCRI Community Meeting Room, 520 16th Street N
Birmingham, AL 35203

Join us for a film screening of "Fifth Little Girl" followed by a brief talk back with BCRI's historical content expert, Barry McNealy.

Feb 07
February 07, 2023
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

Join the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in an exploration of Black Resistance in film each week throughout the month of February. Films will run each day in the Odessa Woolfolk Gallery for visitors to enjoy and learn more at the … Read More

January 2023
Jan 24
January 24, 2023
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

Bring your lunch and join in a discussion of ancient African tradition of “Remembering your Soul” based on the book Duma’s Song by Author Jenny Lewis. Register today.

Free
Jan 16
January 16, 2023
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

Join us for a day of honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a number of engaging activities & performances from Birmingham artists! The event is free. Please register to reserve your time slot. Day's Activities Scavenger hunts & quizzes … Read More

Free
December 2022
Dec 22
December 22, 2022
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

Join the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on December 22nd for a celebration of the origin and history of Kwanzaa through the arts. The event will open with drummers and dancers, followed by a presentation from Legacy students highlighting the history … Read More

Free