New exhibits coming to 16th Street Baptist Church, plus update on the Civil Rights National Monument

16th Street Baptist Church on July 15 2020. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Add the 16th Street Baptist Church’s parsonage to the list of historic buildings undergoing renovations within the boundaries of the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument.

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3 things you need to know about Birmingham’s proposed Freedom Walk

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Here’s a vision that links a number of sites that played key roles in the Civil Rights Movement with different parts of Birmingham into a cohesive whole. Graphic via urbanimpactbirmingham.org

Have you heard about Freedom Walk—the vision to join three parts of Birmingham that were pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement together for a brighter future? Read on for all the details.

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What is the impact of the government shutdown on Alabama’s National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges?

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Sand hill crane at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, photo by David Frings, December 9, 2017

As the Federal government shutdown enters its second week, one of the hardest hit federal government programs in Alabama are the National Wildlife Refuges and National Park units.

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Birmingham’s Historic 16th Street Baptist Church along with Civil Rights sites statewide secure Park Service grants 

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The 16th Street Baptist Church served as backdrop for the Civil Rights National Monument dedication ceremony in 2017.

Last week, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service announced $12.6 million in grants for 51 projects in 24 states that preserve sites and highlight stories related to the African American struggle for equality in the 20th century.

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Small business Monday – Spotlight on Magnolia BBQ & Fish

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Trésor Bertrand, of Magnolia BBQ & Fish. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

Have you been to the National Historic Monument Civil Rights District?  Did you know there are delicious ribs there that folks from all over the world have tasted?  You can have some too, and don’t even have to take a flight to get there!  Dameione Rogers and his sister, Trèsor Bertrand, tell us about their tasty business with a generations-old recipe for ribs! Continue reading “Small business Monday – Spotlight on Magnolia BBQ & Fish”

Small Business Monday – Spotlight on Alabama College of Barber Instruction

 

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Clint Simpson

The only minority-owned private barber college in the state, the Alabama College of Barber Instruction was founded in 1979 by Clinton Simpson Sr. as the New Breed Barber Shop. His son, Clint, Birmingham resident for all of his forty-six years, now runs the barber shop and college.

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