Before You Travel On: Reflections on the Fortieth Anniversary Of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement

Schedule

February 6 Samford University
Brock Forum
Dwight M. Beeson Hall
3:30 p.m.
Film and Discussion: Ethnic Notions
A film on ethnic profiling
     
February 13 Samford University
Brock Forum
Dwight M. Beeson Hall
3:30 p.m.
Film and Discussion: King: Montgomery to Memphis
Documentary on the life and career of Martin Luther King, Jr.
     
February 15 Birmingham Public Library
Arrington Auditorium
2:00 p.m.
Opening Symposium: Reflections—How Historians, Writers, and the Media Have Viewed Birmingham

S. Jonathan Bass (Samford University)
Wilson Fallin, Jr. (University of Montevallo)
Cynthia G. Fleming (University of Tennessee)
Chris Metress (Samford University)

     
February 20 Samford University
Reid Chapel
10:00 a.m.
Lecture: Birmingham Activism

Rev. Abraham L. Woods (St. Joseph Baptist Church, Birmingham)

     
February 24 Samford University
Brock Forum
Dwight M. Beeson Hall
6:30 p.m.

Lecture: Memorializing the Movement
Glenn Eskew (Georgia State University)

     
March 3 Samford University
Brock Forum
Dwight M. Beeson Hall
6:30 p.m.
Film and Discussion: Who Speaks For Birmingham?

Leah Rawls Atkins (Auburn University)
Wilson Fallin, Jr. (University of Montevallo)
Tennant S. McWilliams (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

A 1961 documentary on race relations in Birmingham. Following the screening a panel of scholars will discuss the film and their memories of 1960s Birmingham.

     
March 10 Samford University
Brock Forum
Dwight M. Beeson Hall
6:30 p.m.
Discussion: Who Speaks For Birmingham Now? 

Student led discussion.

     
March 12 Birmingham Public Library
Arrington Auditorium
12:00 p.m.
Lecture: The Role of Women in the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement

Tara White (American Association for State and Local History)

     
March 12 Samford University
Brock Forum
Dwight M. Beeson Hall
6:30 p.m.
Lecture: The Role of Women in the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement

Tara White (American Association for State and Local History)

     
March 17 Samford University
Davis Library
4:30 p.m.

Lecture: The Civil Rights Life of Birmingham’s Fred Shuttlesworth

Andrew M. Manis (Mercer University)

     
March 19 Birmingham Public Library
Arrington Auditorium
12:00 p.m.
Lecture: Prosecuting the 16th Street Church Bombing

Doug Jones (former U. S. Attorney)

     
March 20 Samford University
Reid Chapel
10:00 a.m.

Lecture: The Fire Still Burns Strong

Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth (Greater New Light Baptist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio)

     
March 26 Birmingham Public Library
Arrington Auditorium
12:00 p.m.
Lecture: The Black Power Movement in Birmingham

Robert Widell (Emory University)

     
April 7 Samford University
Brock Forum
Dwight M. Beeson Hall
6:30 p.m.
Symposium: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of Alabama Politics 

Richard Arrington, Jr. (Mayor of Birmingham, 1979-1999)
Albert Brewer (Governor of Alabama, 1968-1971)
Chriss Doss (Jefferson County Commission, 1975-1987)
Samuel Webb (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

     
April 10 Samford University
Reid Chapel
10:00 a.m.
Lecture: Letter from Birmingham Jail

Jonathan Bass (Samford University)

     
April 14 Birmingham Public Library
Arrington Auditorium
6:30 p.m.
Symposium: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of Birmingham Politics

Jonathan Bass (Samford University)
Joseph Carlisle (Cumberland School of Law)
Edward S. LaMonte (Birmingham-Southern College)
Bobby M. Wilson (University of Alabama)

     
April 17 Samford University
Brock Forum
Dwight M. Beeson Hall
6:30 p.m.
Film and Discussion: Crisis 
     
April 24 Samford University
Brock Forum
Dwight M. Beeson Hall
3:30 p.m.
Film and Discussion: Four Little Girls

Director Spike Lee’s documentary on the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing.

     
May 5 Samford University
Brock Forum
Dwight M. Beeson Hall
6:30 p.m.

Symposium: Children of the Movement Remember

James L. Baggett (Birmingham Public Library)
Barbara Shores Martin

The children of civil rights activists recall how their lives were affected by their parent’s battles for justice

     
May 8 Samford University
Reid Chapel
10:00 a.m.

Lecture: Racial Reconciliation

Rev. Gerald Austin (New City Church, Birmingham)