Last night, Mayor Randall Woodfin, representatives from the city and the National Park Service flipped the switch, turning on the bright iconic A.G. Gaston Motel sign. The early evening ceremony in Birmingham’s Civil Rights District marked the completion of Phase 1 restoration of the historic site.Continue reading “Haven to headquarters, the newly restored A.G. Gaston Motel sign”
Birmingham-based filmmakers Jessica Chriesman and Kayla Gladney have been named finalists in Tribeca Film Institute’s IF/Then Shorts American South Pitch.
Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin was joined by Sen. Doug Jones and community leaders today in the courtyard of the A.G. Gaston Motel to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the landmark’s opening.
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) will open a new exhibit Tuesday, July 2nd honoring the legacy of A.G. Gaston (1892 – 1996), among the most successful African American businessmen and entrepreneurs in Alabama history.