The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) announces the following events sponsored by the Birmingham Chapter of Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, the Metro Birmingham Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and BCRI to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
January 18: Financial Empowerment Seminar
Hopewell Baptist Church – 6:30 pm. Sponsored by SCLC: 205-937-5679.
January 19: Annual Gun Buy Back
St. Joseph Baptist Church – 9:00 am – 12 Noon. Sponsored by SCLC: 205-937-5679.
January 19: Citywide Youth Program and Activities
Shiloh Baptist Church – 1:00 pm. Sponsored by SCLC: 205-937-5679.
January 20: “Message through Our Music: 50 Years of Celebration”
Hopewell Baptist Church – 5:00 pm. Sponsored by SCLC: 205-937-5679.
January 20: Reflect and Rejoice: A Community Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Alabama Symphony Orchestra will perform “Reflect and Rejoice”, a musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at UAB’s Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center at 3:00 pm. The event will be conducted by Roderick Cox, ASO Assistant Conductor and will feature The Aeolians of Oakwood University, the Girls of the 16th Street Baptist Church and 2 world premieres from Dr. Henry Panion III. Tickets at www.alabamasymphony.org. Sponsored by Alabama Symphony Orchestra, PNC Bank and BCRI.
Jan 21: Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Unity Breakfast
Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex: Sponsoring organizations: Metro Birmingham SCLC Chair, Metro Birmingham Branch NAACP, Metro Diversity Coalition, Greater Birmingham Ministries, and Community Affairs Committee of Operation New Birmingham (ONB). 7:30 am. Admission charged. For information, call ONB at 205-324-8796.
January 21: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
BCRI opens its doors to the public on this holiday. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. 205.328.9696, ext. 234/www.bcri.org. Free Admission.
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January 21: Annual MLK Events Sponsored by SCLC and Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
Traditional March from City Hall to Kelly Ingram Park – 12:00 pm
Civil Rights Rally at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church – 1:00 pm
MLK Love Feast for Homeless and Senior Citizens – 3:00 pm at Boutwell Auditorium. 205-937-5679
About BCRI: The mission of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) is to promote civil and human rights worldwide through education. Opening in 1992, BCRI presents an in-depth look at the Civil Rights Movement through time, from before the movement’s inception through today’s international struggle for universal human rights. BCRI is more than just a museum; it is a place of research, a teaching facility and an acknowledged learning center for people of all ages and backgrounds. Each year, BCRI reaches more than 140,000 individuals through tours and exhibitions as well as school and community outreach, public programs, special events, and archival collections. Call 205-328-9696 or www.bcri.org for more information.