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    Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    February 5 - February 6, 2016

    Billie Jean Young’s transformational performance in this one-womans show is so personal, not only in its tapping of Hamer’s spirit – but in its stirring encroachment into the depths of our own hearts and minds. Just as when she lived, Fannie Lou Hamer will not leave you alone in this rarest of plays. Also written by Young, Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light has become a staple, an anthem, a regular ...more


    Active Living @ Your Library

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Five Points West Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 17, 2016

    The Active Living group will enjoy a game of Black History Jeopardy.


    Storytime: African American Heritage Month

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at West End Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 8 - February 22, 2016

    Join us as we celebrate African American culture through children's literature, song, dance, and play! We will journey through literature that highlights African American characters, heritage, and...more

    Storytime: African American Heritage Month

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Powderly Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 2 - February 23, 2016

    Join us as we celebrate African American culture through children's literature, song, dance, and play! We will journey through literature that highlights African American characters, heritage, and...more

    Storytime: African American Heritage Month

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Smithfield Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 3 - February 24, 2016

    Join us as we celebrate African American culture through children's literature, song, dance, and play! We will journey through literature that highlights African American characters, heritage, and...more

    Movie and Popcorn

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Powderly Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 24, 2016

    This award-winning movie is a chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. 


    Celebrate Black History - The Harmon Family: A Photographic Journey

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at West End Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 24, 2016

    The presentation will highlight Sherriell Poole, who discovered her ancestral family in a photograph that was exhibited in a Birmingham Public Library photography exhibit.
     


    Black History Month Bingo

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Woodlawn Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 25, 2016

    Come join us for Black History Month bingo. Learn something new while winning some great prizes!
     


    Storytime: African American Heritage Month

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Wylam Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 5 - February 26, 2016

    Join us as we celebrate African American culture through children's literature, song, dance, and play! We will journey through literature that highlights African American characters, heritage, and...more

    Wenonah High School Choir Presents Negro Spirituals

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Powderly Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    February 29, 2016

    Wenonah High School Choir will perform negro spirituals and varied songs of African American heritage.
     


    Annual Helen Keller Student Art Show

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    February 1 - February 29, 2016

    Art show featuring visually and hearing impaired children in the State of Alabama. Grand prize winners will be displayed in the historic Helen Keller birthplace in Tuscumbia, AL.  


    Scottsboro: An American Tragedy - documentary

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    March 7, 2016

    This Oscar-nominated documentary tells the story of 9 African-American teenagers wrongly convicted of a shocking crime in 1931. The public outrage surrounding this case helped give birth to the...more

    UAB Writers' Series Presents Tim Parrish

    Presented by UAB English Department at UAB - Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, Birmingham

    March 9, 2016

    Tim Parrish presents a free reading at UAB. Parrish is the author of three books: Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist, a Memoir (University Press of...more

    Through The Eyes of Three Sisters

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library and Impact Alabama at Smithfield Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    March 10, 2016

    As we are preparing for the publishing of our book, we would like to share some of the highlights of our stories and the direct contact we had as children with Dr. Martin...more

    “Little Giants: Children of the Civil Rights Movement”

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    January 12 - March 27, 2016

    Huffman High School art students, led by teacher Susan Pearson, explore their artistic talents in watercolor, pencil and pastel to portray the young, yet strong heroes of the American Civil Rights...more

    21st Annual Rickwood Classic

    Presented by Birmingham Barons at Rickwood Field, Birmingham

    June 1, 2016

    The Birmingham Barons and The Friends of Rickwood will welcome baseball fans back to legendary Rickwood Field for the 21st Annual Rickwood Classic presented by Levy's Fine Jewelry. Set for...more

    BAO's Smith Lake Poker Run

    Presented by BAO (Birmingham AIDS Outreach)

    June 24 - June 25, 2016

    Smith Lake Poker Run is an annual event benefiting BAO. Guests play $50 per person to participate and enjoy a registration party with food & beverage on Friday evening, as well as a day of fun...more

    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    Ongoing

    The mission of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) is to promote civil and human rights worldwide through education. BCRI presents an in-depth look at the Civil Rights Movement through...more

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