Your Instagram may be back to food and fashion, but the message remains the same. Black Lives Matter is a movement, not a moment. Your voice still matters and will always matter. Here are five ways to keep supporting BLM in Birmingham.
On Thursday, June 18, 2020, the eve of Juneteenth, a diverse group of Birmingham activist, artists and volunteers completed a street mural stating “Black Lives Matter” right in front of Railroad Park, the award-winning city park that was designed to bring Birmingham together for a future that looks different from our past.
Inspired by the work of artists in Washington, D.C., the co-founder of Black Lives Matter Birmingham Cara McClure and local artists are planning a massive “Black Lives Matter” street mural to go beside Railroad Park on 1st Avenue South between 16th and 17th Streets. And what’s more, McClure and the artists aim to complete the mural by this Saturday. Here is what we know so far.
Monday morning, several Birmingham civil rights groups assembled downtown at the Federal Courthouse for a press conference, voicing opposition to President -Elect Donald Trump’s choice Of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions for the position of U.S. Attorney General.