Past Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 2022
Sep 17
September 17, 2022
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

Museum Day goes beyond getting visitors through museum doors — it acts as a springboard to empower and help advance the hopes and ambitions of the public, particularly school-aged children and those in underrepresented communities.

Free
August 2022
Aug 27
August 27, 2022
Carver Theater, 1631 4th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States

Produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions and directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning director Yance Ford, The Color of Care chronicles how people of color suffer from systemically substandard healthcare in the U.S. and how COVID-19 exposed the tragic consequences of this inequity.

$15.00
Aug 20
August 20, 2022
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

Black authors from all over the nation will gather to share their literature, stories, and inspiration. Come meet them and purchase signed copies of their books!

Free
July 2022
Jul 28
July 28, 2022
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States

This discussion will examine how the mid-1960s were a turning point not only for the Civil Rights movement, but also the history of free speech in the U.S. From the Civil Rights Act to landmark Supreme Court decisions, the boundaries of the First Amendment were tested in ways that affected civil rights in the decades following.

Free
Jul 16
July 16, 2022

Microsoft and The Southern Center for Broadening Participation in STEM will be onsite presenting STEAM Sporting Saturdays for kids July 9th and 16th from 11:00am until 2:30pm.

Free
Jul 09
July 09, 2022

Microsoft and The Southern Center for Broadening Participation in STEM will be onsite presenting STEAM Sporting Saturdays for kids July 9th and 16th from 11:00am until 2:30pm! This special addition will feature a gaming lounge, virtual reality exploration, coding, robotics, … Read More

Free
Jul 07
July 07, 2022
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

Race to Freedom: African Americans in Sports & The Marathon for Progress will be an interactive display bringing into focus the powerful symbol of the wide-ranging challenges and triumphs in the nation’s history of race and racism - sports.

$10.00
June 2022
Jun 25
June 25, 2022
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

Through this series of events, we investigated how the struggle for civil rights in 1960s Birmingham can serve as a case study of conflict resolution that has global applications. These Pride Month programs helped us to answer the call to champion diversity and inclusion by acknowledging the contributions of all social justice leaders.

Free
Jun 18
June 18, 2022
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

We’ll see you on 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 … Read More

Free
April 2022
Apr 26
April 26, 2022

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute was pleased to partner with The Birmingham Association of Realtors (BAR), the Birmingham Realtist Association, Barnes & Associates Realtors, Bancorp South | Cadence, and Arkadia One Studios for the premier of a short documentary film … Read More

February 2022
Feb 01
February 01, 2022

This year's Black History Month theme, “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” explored the African diaspora, and the spread of Black families across the United States. We featured an interactive virtual town hall surrounding our nation’s history of housing discrimination … Read More

December 2021
Dec 26
December 26, 2021

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute presented a free community event to celebrate and learn more about the history and etymology of Kwanzaa! Families were offered fun crafts, hot cocoa, West African drumming, and great books about the annual celebration of … Read More

November 2021
Nov 15
November 15, 2021

In 1992, The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute was founded with a charge of preserving and promoting the legacy of the 1963 Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham. In joyful commemoration of our 29th anniversary, we invited the community to join us … Read More

September 2021
Sep 15
September 15, 2021

Ten years ago after Alabama's HB56 anti-immigration bill shook us to the core, BCRI invited the community to gather for a weekend of Latinx heritage, celebration, and reflection. Our free community activities included Spanish interpreted tours of our historic galleries … Read More

August 2021
Aug 24
August 24, 2021

So many interesting and important personalities have come out of Birmingham but none more so than the individuals whose likenesses adorn the exterior wall of the Firehouse Community Arts Center located in Avondale. Sun Ra, the Rev Fred Shuttlesworth, Angela … Read More