Past Events

PAST EVENTS

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

Free
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

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