Past Events

PAST EVENTS

May 2024
May 16
May 16, 2024
520 16th Street N, Birmingham, AL 35203,

Join BCRI and the Birmingham Mayor's Office Division of Social Justice and Racial Equity in a discussion on the impact of the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown vs. Board of Education, which ended legal segregation in public schools across … Read More

May 02
May 02, 2024
16th Street Baptist Church, 1530 6th Ave N.
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States

Calling all high school & college students! Celebrate the 61st anniversary of the Children's Crusade, also known as the Children's March with BCRI, 16th Street Baptist Church, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Birmingham City Schools, and Civil Rights Footsoldiers! Registration … Read More

April 2024
Apr 15
April 15, 2024
16th Street Baptist Church, 1530 6th Ave N.
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States

Presented by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, this 14th annual, two-day conference is open to all who are interested in joining the discussion. This year's conference features presentations by FBI Director … Read More

Apr 13
April 13, 2024
520 16th Street N, Birmingham, AL 35203,

Come join us for a day of interactive events at ANIME STEAM Saturday! Events will include STEM activities, as well as a discussion and demonstration on the how to’s of creating anime with the creator of Black Lion & Cubs. … Read More

Apr 12
April 12, 2024
520 16th Street N, Birmingham, AL 35203,

Sign up HERE to join the recitation. Dr. King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail: A Community Recitation Friday, April 12, 2024 | 10:00 am to 1:00 pm BCRI Grand Staircase, 520 16th Street N, Birmingham Join us as we commemorate … Read More

Apr 06
April 06, 2024
520 16th Street N, Birmingham, AL 35203,

FREE WALKING TOURS EVERY SATURDAY IN APRIL @ 10 AM Join Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s Historical Content Expert, Barry McNealy, each Saturday morning in April for a walk through history in the National Civil Rights Memorial District. This annual event … Read More

February 2024
Feb 01
February 01, 2024
520 16th Street N, Birmingham, AL 35203,

CURATE ART Art Walk With Wayne   Tuesday, Feb 6 | 12 to 1 pm | Woolfolk Gallery Journey behind the scenes of BCRI's historic art collection with Wayne Coleman, Director of Archives, and learn the science of curation - … Read More

January 2024
Jan 15
January 15, 2024
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

This Martin Luther King Day, immerse yourself in a celebration of courage, justice, and community at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute! Join us for a day filled with meaningful activities, vibrant performances, and celebrations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. … Read More

December 2023
Dec 16
December 16, 2023
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

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Dec 09
December 09, 2023
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

Families as well as community members will have the opportunity to learn about how we celebrate Kwanzaa, what the principles are, and the meaning of the symbols all the while shopping with multiple types of vendors in the Ujamaa Market. … Read More

Dec 08
December 08, 2023
Legacy Arena at BJCC, 1898 9th Ave. N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States

The future is here! Join the Birmingham Squadron for a game-changing event at Legacy Arena at the BJCC celebrating STEM - science, technology, engineering, and math. Kids of all ages can engage with hands-on demos and much more. We'll have … Read More

November 2023
Nov 17
November 17, 2023
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

On Friday, November 17, 2023, we will have our 31st anniversary celebration, which promises to be an unforgettable evening. It will feature a dynamic blend of live music, a new gallery experience, and other engaging activities! The heart of this … Read More

October 2023
Oct 26
October 26, 2023
BCRI Community Meeting Room, 520 16th Street N
Birmingham, AL 35203

Join the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute for an evening of fun, hands-on science activities. Learn to DJ, create a robot, enter a virtual reality, or enjoy star gazing and drones under the night sky!

Oct 12
October 12, 2023
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

Shining a Light on Human Rights Across Birmingham’s Past, Present, and Future. Starting at 10 AM, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute will welcome guests to Heritage Alive!, a community event where attendees of all ages will create signs, parade streamers, and … Read More

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September 2023
Sep 16
September 16, 2023
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is proud to partner with the Birmingham Public Library Central Branch to share the Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. exhibit. The exhibit will open at BCRI and the Public Library Central Branch on September 16th and … Read More

Sep 14
September 14, 2023
16th Street Baptist Church, 1530 6th Ave N.
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States

Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 16th Street Baptist Church, the University of Illinois Center for Children's Books, Birmingham Public Library, the Hoover Public Library, The Morgan Project, Make it Happen Children's Theater, Sloss Furnaces, the Footsoldiers … Read More

Sep 09
September 09, 2023
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

On September 9, BCRI will feature Birmingham artist and native Willie Williams, Jr. and his artwork commemorating the lives of the Four Little Girls of 1963 entitled “4 the Little Girls”, available for sale in print and book versions. Join … Read More

August 2023
Aug 26
August 26, 2023

MoCaFi is a financial services platform to help excluded communities create pathways to wealth through better access to public, private, and social capital. On Our Block pop-ups bring mobile banking, financial coaching, and wealth education to neighborhoods traditionally excluded from … Read More

July 2023
Jul 08
July 08, 2023
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

On July 8th, author Neena Speer will host a discussion on her books Dear Future CEO ®ANI: A Thriving Business Owner's Secret & I Want To Be A Trillionaire When I Grow Up. Neena will also sign copies of her books for all who attend. About … Read More

June 2023
Jun 30
June 30, 2023
BCRI Woolfolk Gallery, 500 16th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States

Sally’s Night is a nationwide celebration of women in STEM led by the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, in collaboration with 21 Smithsonian Affiliate organizations. Sally’s Night honors Sally Ride’s legacy as an astronaut, physicist, educator, and advocate for … Read More

Jun 17
June 17, 2023
Birmingham Civil Right Institute, 520 16th St N.
Birmingham, Alabama

Make sure you're invited to the BCRI Cookout! Our team has curated a commemorative Juneteenth event as a tribute to the many celebrations that have taken place in Magic City backyards throughout the past. As we celebrate freedom and independence, … Read More

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