Fifty Years Forward.

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City of Birmingham Empowerment Week

September 12-14, The National Conference on Civil Rights: “50 Scholars Speak on the 50th ” will take place at the BJCC with collaboration between world renown scholars, foot soldiers, and youth engaging in ten topics on civil rights. Includes ten Mayors from Civil Rights/Sister Cities planning a first time national cultural heritage tourism network. Announcement of the national design competition winner for the deign of a Monument to Foot Soldiers which will be located at Kelly Ingram Park will be announced.

September 14, International Civil Rights Food Festival with Birmingham International Center and International Sister Cities: Major guest performers will perform at the gala to celebrate Birmingham’s present cultural diversity.

September 14, Kelly Ingram Park Light and Sound Show: Preparation for the next day’s commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.