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    Youth Vote and Civic Engagement

    High School and college students talked about their experiences with voting and their thoughts about the democratic process. Barry McNealy of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute led the…

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    Letter from a Birmingham Jail

    Professor Jonathan Bass talked about the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s April 1963 “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” He wrote in response to a letter from eight white ministers published in a newspaper while the Reverend…

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    16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Commemoration Ceremony

    An official ceremony was held at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, to commemorated the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the church by segregationists on September 15,…

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    16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Wreath-Laying Ceremony

    As part of a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, a wreath was laid outside the church at the spot where a…

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    First Person Accounts from 1963 Birmingham Campaign

    Participants in the 1963 Birmingham Civil Rights Campaign spoke about their experiences during the protest. They were joined by the president and CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights…

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    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    Lawrence Pijeaux gave a tour as he talked about the history of the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama, and the work of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to educate the public and to preserve…

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    The Urgent Need for Youth Leadership

    Mr. Hutchins talked about the urgent need for youth leadership in the African-American community both now and in the 21st Century. He credited youth involvement in the civil right movement of the…

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