- Coping with holiday grief
- New water plan saves big money
- Campus police offer holiday safety tips
- Alys Stephen Center Screens Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
- Hospital feeds underprivileged new moms
- UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents Yo-Yo Ma Dec. 6
- Southern Miss tops Blazers, 62-27, in season ending game
- Henry Panion selected for 2014 Alabama African-American History Calendar
- Enjoy Christmas at the Alys Dec. 2, “The Season’s First Jingle”
- Engineering’s Ning wins ASTM International award
- Collat School of Business unveils sign at celebration
- Heudebert elected master by American College of Physicians
- Anti-aging strategies can improve more than looks
- On campus ‘blackout’ taken in stride
- Bariatric Surgery Services to present annual fashion show Nov. 25
Birmingham: Moving forward
This year, Birmingham commemorates many historical events of the 1963 Civil Rights Movement. Its “50 Years Forward” celebration will continue throughout the fall.
To many, 2013 is just another year. However, it is also an anniversary that the “B” in UAB holds closely to its heart. “50 Years Forward” is the celebration and remembrance of the Civil Rights Movement for African Americans (1963), with some historians regarding the year as the zenith of the campaign for civil rights.
Immediately, when one thinks Civil Rights, images of fire hoses, marching children and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom floods the mind’s eye. “50 Years Forward” highlights Birmingham in 1963 during the Movement’s strategic and demonstrative epicenter, as seminal events such as the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, the penning of King’s “Letter From A Birmingham Jail” and the Children’s Crusade all occurred in 1963, in Birmingham. It is a rich heritage that evokes sentiments of jubilance, solemnity, and positive expectation for the future among its citizens.
To learn more about the history of 1963, and to know how and where to attend the vast array of remaining presentations and programs that the City of Birmingham has scheduled, visit www.50yearsforward.com.
50 Years Forward events
Etched in Collective History
08/18/2013 – 11/17/2013
The Birmingham Museum of Art presents “Etched in Collective History”, an exhibition of 60 works by 30 artists who interpreted the 1963 church bombing and racial violence through photography, painting and sculpture.
2000 8th Ave N Birmingham, AL 35203 (Birmingham Museum of Art)
A Day of Service
In 1963, segregation laws kept blacks and whites from gathering in public parks. Our Day or Service celebrates the repealing of these laws by bringing our community together for the good of the city and the good of each other.
More than 5,000 volunteers will come together to clean up our communities in this citywide event, including the planting of 50 trees donated by the Alabama Forestry Commission. Register at www.handsonbirmingham.org.
Trinity Broadcasting Network presents Grammy-winning gospel singers CeCe Winans and Donnie McClurkin, Dove Award nominee Wess Morgan, the Rev. Bernice King, actor Clifton Davis and host of others for food and entertainment at Kelly Ingram Park.
Empowerment Week (beginning that Wednesday and ending that Sunday) , sponsored by 50 Years Forward, and mostly held in the 4th Avenue District and other locations downtown, includes not only the Day of Service but also:
A Day of Reflection
Will include panel discussions about progress, and various concerts and programs at Linn Park.
A Day of Restoration
Former U.S. Secretary of State and Birmingham native Condoleeza Rice will lead a discussion on the impact of the Civil Rights Movement. Also, another panel discussion will occur at 16th Street Baptist Church.
A Day of Reconciliation
All of Birmingham’s cultures will come together for the Diversity Fair at the BJCC’s South Exhibition Hall, featuring inventive foods, educational workshops, art displays, plenty of fun for the kids, and much more.
A Day of Commemoration
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church will host an afternoon worship service in remembrance of the four little girls killed in the September 15, 1963, bombing of the church.
Eric Foner Lecture
The UAB Department of History will present Eric Foner, the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University and author of the Pulitzer Prize winning “The Fiery Trial” Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.” The free, public event is sponsored by the Jemison Visiting Professorship in the Humanities.
7 p.m. at 1301 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, Ala. 35294-4555 (UAB Alumni House)