So many festivals. So little time.

It seems like there’s always something happening here. More big events. More new festivals. More of everything. To the point where you’ll wish you had more time.


Festivals and Events in Birmingham

Birmingham is quickly becoming the go-to festival destination in the Southeast. It’s about music. It’s about art. It’s about film. It’s about food. The festival scene around here is about a lot things, and it’s about time you experienced it for yourself.

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Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

October 18 - December 31

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements as the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. By 1868, all persons born in the United States were citizens and equal before the law. But efforts to create an interracial democracy were contested from the start. A harsh backlash...

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Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements as the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. By 1868, all persons born in the United States were citizens and equal before the law. But efforts to create an interracial democracy were contested from the start. A harsh backlash ensued, ushering in a half century of the “separate but equal” age of Jim Crow. Opening to mark the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the exhibition is organized chronologically from the end of the Civil War to the end of World War I and highlights the central role played by African Americans in advocating for their rights.

This exhibition has been organized by the New-York Historical Society. Lead support for the exhibition provided by National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Major support provided by the Ford Foundation and Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire.

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Dates & times

Fri, Dec 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 07 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 08 @ 1:00 pm + 18 more dates and times

Tue, Dec 10 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 11 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 12 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 13 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 14 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Dec 31 @ 10:00 am - Less dates

Admission

Adult (18-64)$15 Senior (65+) $5 College student with id $6 Youth (4-12 grade) $5 Child (< = 3 grade) Free Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 P.M. Sunday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 P.M.

1-866-328-9696

bcri@bcri.org

Location

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520 Sixteenth Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203

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