Civil Rights in Birmingham


by Laura Anderson, BCRI Archivist.


Selected by the archives staff at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI), photographs featured in Images of America: Civil Rights in Birmingham are lesser-known images of people and events that gave rise to the Birmingham Movement, now known around the world as a turning point in the 20th-century struggle for civil and human rights in the United States. A museum and research center, BCRI also symbolizes change. Located in a city once called the most segregated in the South, it seeks to use lessons of the past to foster reconciliation and understanding in the present both at home and abroad.

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