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This sculpture is dedicated to the Foot Soldiers of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement.
With gallantry, courage and great bravery they faced the violence of attack dogs, high powered water hoses, and bombings. They were the fodder in the adva…
In Tribute toPauline Bray Fletcher1878 - 1970
The First Black Registered Nurse of AlabamaThrough self-sacrifice, perseverance founded in 1926 Camp Pauline Bray Fletcher.
Renewing the faith and the good health of all black children.
In Tribute toCarrie A. Tuggle1858 - 1924
Scholar, Teacher and Christian.A life of unselfish serviceto the troubled and thehomeless black boys and girls.
In 1903, she founded a school and orphanage, the Tuggle Institute.
Built by the Publix Theater division of Paramount Studios. This movie palace opened on December 26th, 1927. The theatre, in Spanish / Moorish design by Graven and Mayger of Chicago, seated 2500 in a five story, three-tiered auditorium. Paramount's…
Created 1972 by the Jefferson County Historical Commission, the district is based on this avenue. Morris Avenue was named for one of the founders of Birmingham, Josiah Morris, who paid $100,000 for 4,157 acres of the original site of the city in 1…
The county seat of Jefferson County was moved from Elyton to Birmingham in 1873. On this site stood the first Courthouse in the City of Birmingham. The Italianate style structure was designed by architect W. K. Ball. Completed in 1875, the two-sto…
Dedicated toDr. Ruth J. Jackson1898-1982This woman of strength and vision graduated from the Poro School of Cosmetology, the first black registered school in the State of Alabama. At the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement, she was unwavering in…
To Be Opened March 1, 2022 Dedicated at the construction completion March 1, 2002Project TeamOwners - BLH Group, LLC Brookmont Investors II, LLC Spire Holdings, LLCDeveloper - Brookmont Realty Group, LLCGeneral Contractor - B.L. Harbert Internati…
The Fourth Avenue "Strip" thrived during a time when downtown privileges for blacks were limited. Although blacks could shop at some white-owned stores, they did not share the same privileges and services as white customers, so they created tailor…
Eddie James Kendrick, nicknamed "cornbread", was born the eldest of five children to Johnny and Lee Bell Kendrick in Union Springs, Alabama.
After attending Western-Olin High School in Ensley, Alabama, Eddie was persuaded by his childhood frien…