Welsh delegation visit the Wales Window at the 16th Street Baptist Church

Pastor Arthur Price, Jr. shows Welsh delegation the Wales Window at 16th St. Baptist Church. Kirsty Williams AM and Sian Lewis CEO of The Urdd
Pastor Arthur Price, Jr. shows Welsh delegation the Wales Window at 16th St. Baptist Church. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

A poignant ceremony took place at the 16th Street Baptist Church on Thursday, September 5, when a delegation from Wales made up of government officials and national youth organization leadership paid their respects at the site of the tragic 1963 bomb explosion, and visited the historic Wales Window – a gift from the people of Wales to the people of Birmingham in 1965. Find out more and learn about the small nation of Wales, my home nation.

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Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church wins $150,000 Partners in Preservation grant

The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed on Sunday, September 15, 1963.  Statuary is part of a memorial across the street in Kelly Ingram Park. Photo courtesy of REV Birmingham

After a month long campaign, Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church won $150,000 from the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. Finishing in the top 10 in a national online vote, the historic church will use the award to install protective glass on the outside of all the church’s recently-restored stained glass windows, as well as make repairs to the cupola and twin bell towers.

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The Welsh connection and Birmingham – Learning more about the iconic Wales Window at 16th Street Baptist Church.

Photo of the stained glass window donated to the 16th Street Baptist church by the people of Wales. Photo by Jon Eastwood

A special story from a new Birmingham resident, Jon Eastwood from Wales, about the 16th Street Baptist Church Wales Window.

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Cast your vote now for the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church to win Partners in Preservation grant

Press conference held at the 16th Street Baptist Church, September 24, 2018 announcing the Lift Every Heart campaign. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Today, members of the  Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and community leaders throughout Birmingham  gathered  to announce the official launch of a month-long campaign to win national funding  supporting historic preservation restoration efforts at the church.

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Lift every voice! Learn how you can preserve Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

Birmingham’s iconic 16th Street Baptist Church. Photo courtesy of Rev Birmingham

This morning, Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and community leaders throughout Birmingham will be announcing the launch of a month-long effort to win national funding to complete significant preservation efforts at the beloved and globally significant historic building.

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Huff Post “Listen to America” road trip arrives in Birmingham today

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LITTLE ROCK, AR – SEPTEMBER 13: The HuffPost bus sits in front of the Arkansas State Capitol during a visit to Little Rock, Arkansas, on Sept. 13, 2017, as part of “Listen To America: A HuffPost Road Trip.” The outlet will visit more than 20 cities on its tour across the country. (Photo by Damon Dahlen/HuffPost)

The Huff Post, one of the largest digital news organizations in the nation, is visiting Birmingham today and tomorrow for its Listen to America Road Trip.  The Magic City is the 5th community slated for a stopover on 25 city cross country tour.

Their first event is tonight at the 16th Street Baptist Church starting at 6:00.

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Jews and the Civil Rights Era: Birmingham (II &III)

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16th Street Baptist Church from the BCRI

If there were a pilgrimage essential to the American experience, Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Birmingham, Alabama would be it. Disney after a Superbowl is nice and all, and St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago sounds, well, however it is that sounds, but if we’re talking about places and events that define pride in place and heritage, that American optimism we all seek, if you’re looking for life in the places you only thought of as confined to history books and tearjerk-films, and if we’re going to be facing truths that are hard as the weathered faces looking out at the high school marching bands from the steps of 16th Street Baptist Church, you have to be in Birmingham.

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Birmingham kicks off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a special appearance by Jesse Jackson

Join the Reverend Jesse Jackson at Birmingham’s iconic 16th Street Baptist Church this Sunday, January 8, 2016, as he preaches in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s upcoming birthday. The service begins at 10:45 a.m.

The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. at the 16th Street Baptist Church, delivering the eulogies for Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley. Photo by Matt Herron, courtesy of Take Stock/The Image Works via Time Magazine

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