This site, from the City of Birmingham, is a beautiful tribute to the bravery of so many, who fought to move civil rights forward.
50 Years Forward has also partnered with Selma, AL, Washington, DC, Memphis, TN, Jackson, MS, Montgomery, AL, and Columbia, SC.
WHEN BIRMINGHAMâ€™S BRAVEST were fighting for freedom in 1963, they were not alone. In cities all across the Southeast, courageous men and women joined in the movement that would break the vicious cycle of oppressionâ€”and change the world as we know it forever.
This year, as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of those fateful days, our sister cities in the Civil Rights Movement will come together in honoring the strength, the sacrifice and the triumph of all those who made it possible. Join us in celebrating 50 Years Forward.
Events to see, and places to visit, including some of the spots to see along the Civil Rights Trail.
From the ashes and rubble of these devastating acts arose the passion and determination necessary to catapult the fight for equal rights for people of all races. All of it will be on display in 2013 as Birmingham honors the lessons learned from its past. Organizations and institutions throughout the city will tell stories of 1963 through art exhibits, theater productions, musical performances and more.
via the Daily South
The catâ€™s out of the bag: Birmingham is where everyone wants to be. The latest: Jetsetter.com named The Magic City one of the top six travel destinations for 2013 on The Today Show. Of course we already thought that. (Southern Living is based in Birmingham.)
Weâ€™re excited about the attention our hometown is receiving. Here are five things to look forward to here in 2013.
Birmingham’s 2013 50th Anniversary Civil Rights Celebration offers chance to show world the city has put its racist past behind it, lawyer says
Featured Events during 2013, brought to you by the University of Alabama, Birmingham. One of the featured events includes the world premiere of composer Yotam Haber’s A More Convenient Season, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing.
UAB and City of Birmingham announce partnership commemorating Civil Rights:
As the whole world watched, events in Birmingham, Alabama, sparked the beginning of the end of a centuries-long struggle for freedom in the United States of America. In the year leading up to the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, the cityâ€™s most courageous citizens fought for a society in which all could all live as equals.
50 Years Forward: We commemorate â€œThe Movement that Changed the World.â€
As an institution committed to service, to excellence, to diversity, and to community involvement, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is a proud partner in the ongoing celebration of the strength and determination of those who made progress possible. It is our honor to join together with others to mark the enduring legacy of this incredible and now-storied victory over oppression, and to do so in a way that looks to the future. To the next â€œ50 Years Forward.â€ To sharing new knowledge that benefits society. To advancing the cause of human rights as we educate tomorrowâ€™s leaders. To improving quality of life for all.
Because as Birmingham goes, so goes the nation.