Press Release - Detail
For release Wednesday, November 24, 2010
CONTACT: Linda Wilson
Staff Development Coordinator, Public Relations Department
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746

Begin the Day: The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture
Landscape of Transformations: Architecture and Birmingham, Alabama

Reading the landscape and buildings of Birmingham the way other historians read a written document, Dr. Michael W. Fazio explores the major events of Birmingham’s civil rights struggle by looking for meaning in the buildings, streets, and landscapes where these events took place. He examines the Magic City’s industrial development, the rise of suburbs and the role of its most important feature, Red Mountain, in both helping create and divide the community. Dr. Fazio will discuss and offer for purchase his new book, Landscape of Transformations: Architecture and Birmingham, Alabama on January 19, 2011, at Noon in the Richard Arrington Auditorium, 2100 Park Place. Free to the public.

Birmingham native Michael W. Fazio is professor emeritus in the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University.

Each January since 2004, the Birmingham Public Library Archives has sponsored the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture. With a particular emphasis on encouraging new approaches in the study of civil rights and human rights, these lectures have featured historians, activists and, civil rights participants.

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