All Saints weekend seems an appropriate time for the final resting place for an important figure in the Civil Rights movement to receive a marker. A Saturday morning saw the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth receive just such an honor in Birmingham – a year after his death.
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December 27th, 2010 · Comments Off · history
For all of the stuff written about Birmingham being a “City of Perpetual Promise” there are few opportunities to check out the piece of work that led to this moniker for Birmingham, AL. Until now…
December 14th, 2010 · Comments Off · history
We just want to know who’s planning to light the 191 candles (or the 139 for Birmingham’s birthday this coming Sunday)?
The 100th anniversary of Rickwood Field in Birmingham, AL didn’t bring former Major League Baseball greats or a formal visit from the Hall of Fame. It did draw several former Negro League players and hundreds of locals and fanatics who realize the importance of the oldest ballpark in the world to Alabama’s Magic City. It also got us a letter from the Chicago White Sox, read in the accompanying video by Art Clarkson.
The Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail saw new signs added to its initial route this weekend. Find out a little more about the project.
February 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments · history
Sloss Furnaces formally welcomes its newest resident, Fair Park’s 1917 locomotive, onto the Birmingham historic site on February 22.
That’s one of the things that Left in Alabama contributor Redeye learned recently and decided to share with the popular blog’s readers… …and now we invite you to head on over there and learn it, Alabama’s state motto and the reason why the phrase “Heart of Dixie” is on all of the state’s license plates [...]
January 9th, 2009 · Comments Off · history
That would be the best way to describe the ceremony scheduled to take place at noon today in Birmingham’s Kelly Ingram Park. Today a plaque will be installed honoring the ministers that inspired the Ministers Kneeling statue. Photo: Preachers praying. acnatta/Flickr. Participants in the rededication ceremony will include representatives from Mayor Larry Langford’s office; Mrs. [...]