Thursday, February 23, 2006

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing

On September 15, 1963, the Ku Klux Klan bombed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and killed four little girls. These powerful images, newspaper clippings, and documents show the immediate and widespread destruction of the tragedy and heartbreak that inspired a movement.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Birmingham's Semi-Centennial

Newspaper articles and photographs depicting the 50th anniversary of Birmingham's founding are now available for viewing

Friday, February 03, 2006

Birmingham’s Ill-Fated Mardi Gras
Around 1900 Birmingham celebrated Mardi Gras with kings, queens, parades and balls. See contemporary accounts, photographs, and invitations to a short-lived part of Birmingham's history here.