Below – excerpts from the speech today by Hank Thomas, Freedom Rider and survivor of the Anniston Bus Burning.
The speech was given after a tour of the proposed Freedom Riders Park. The tour was part of a visit by Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell who later held a public hearing in downtown Anniston to consider a proposal to designate sites around Anniston as a National Park.
November 8th is just around the corner and although you’ve been registered to vote for weeks now, you’re realizing you don’t exactly know what to expect. You find yourselves reading over the simplified directions that were in your mailbox over and over again. For those waiting patiently for what might seem like your final rite of passage, here is a voter’s guide to satiate your confusion.
Jay Brandrup was slated as the first of several speakers in Bham Now’s Bold Speaker Series, sponsored by EBSCO. Last Tuesday, he got the series kick-started as he talked about his company Kinetic Communications.
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What is our mission? Our mission is to help create a better, smarter, healthier, more forward-moving Birmingham.
Why the head? The teal bearded head represents a modern, hipster Vulcan. It was designed by Min Sun Lee, local Birmingham artist.
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