Haven to headquarters, the newly restored A.G. Gaston Motel sign

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Newly restored A.G. Gaston sign. Photo via the City of Birmingham

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.

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Birmingham Filmmakers named finalists in prestigious Tribeca Film Institute competition

Photo of Birmingham-based filmmaker Jessica Chriesman on the left. Photo courtesy of Jessica Chriesman

Birmingham-based filmmakers Jessica Chriesman and Kayla Gladney have been named finalists in Tribeca Film Institute’s IF/Then Shorts American South Pitch.

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Birmingham celebrates 65th Anniversary of A.G. Gaston Motel and designates A.G. Gaston Blvd. (Photos)

Unveiling of the A.G. Gaston Boulevard signs at the A.G. Gaston Motel on July 1, 2019. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

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.

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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is opening a new exhibit honoring the legacy of A.G. Gaston on July 2

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A.G. Gaston Exhibition at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute opens July 2, 2019. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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.

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