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Birmingham Pledge Foundation

Birmingham Pledge Foundation

The Birmingham Pledge Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation organized in 2000 to provide programs that reflect the principles and values expressed in the Birmingham Pledge. Mission Statement: To eliminate racism and prejudice all over the world, one person at a time. Major Programs Birmingham Pledge Teen Summit – a youth-led conference co-sponsored by the Birmingham Pledge Foundation and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI), now in its eleventh year. Speakers have included Fred Shuttlesworth, Dorothy Cotton, James Rotch and Lou Willie, Cedric Sparks, Sharrif Simmons, and others. In 2010 over 100 youth from 16 high schools participated. We the People National Seminar on Civil Rights – Co-sponsored with the Center for Civic Education (Calabasas, CA) and BCRI, this congressionally-funded four-day seminar in 2010 included 35 master teachers and 10 other educators. Selected nationally by the Center for Civic Education, participants in this ten-year-old seminar are expected to lead professional-development workshops and summer institutes after returning to their school systems. Over 500 educators have been trained by this program. Presenters have included Fred Shuttlesworth, Carolyn McKinstry, John Lewis, Doug Jones, Odessa Woolfolk, Donzaleigh Abernathy, and others. Birmingham Pledge Teachers Guide – Since the teachers guide was converted to CD format in 2007, it has grown to a 700+ page collection of lesson plans, teacher resources, classroom visuals,

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