Located on 16th Street North in Birmingham, Alabama, less than a mile from Shipt HQ, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute stands as a living memorial to the struggles and triumphs of Black Americans in the South. Their commitment to honoring Birmingham’s history inspires us to do our part.
Learn how the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is educating the public and celebrating Black History Month with their initiative The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity.
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute has been telling Birmingham’s civil rights story as an interactive museum since 1992. Though they usually enjoy large crowds during Black History Month, this year they’ve added virtual options to help you and your family celebrate safely, no matter where you’re located. Mark your calendar for these 3 must-attend (virtually!) events from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute this month.
1. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Virtual Tour–February 17, 12PM CST
The Institute’s Legacy Youth Leadership Program will present a safe museum experience that you can see from the comfort of your home.
2. Historically Speaking: Who Am I?–February 22, 11AM CST
There is power in knowing your past! John Lanier and the Birmingham African American Genealogy Group will discuss genealogy basics and best practices.
3. Redefining the Image: Fictional Black Families–February 25, 12PM CST
This presentation and conversation will explore the representation of Black families in television and film.
Interested in learning more? The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute celebrates Black history and future year-round. Find more information on their website at www.bcri.org.