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Based on the bestselling book, The Watsons Go To Birmingham, the film chronicles the ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, and how they are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963 during the height of the civil rights movement.
Outcry tour 2018 ending song by Elevation Worship “Resurrecting”
Our Pastor, International Youth Department President Linwood Dillard, preached a powerful message at COGIC AIM Convention 2012 in Birmingham, AL accompanied by the Citadel of Deliverance Band. PRAISE BREAK
Stedman Roebuck-Organ; Tevan Winters-Keyboard; Frederick Johnson-Drums; Isaiah Johnson-Bass; Antoine Stinson-Lead Guitar
Bishop Charles E. Blake, Presiding Bishop
Bishop J. Drew Sheard, AIM Chairman
The Birmingham campaign, or 1963 Birmingham movement, was a movement organized in early 1963 by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) to bring attention to the integration efforts of African Americans in Alabama. About the book:
Led by Martin Luther King, Jr., James Bevel, Fred Shuttlesworth and others, the campaign of nonviolent direct action culminated in widely publicized confrontations between young black students and white civic authorities, and eventually led the municipal government to change the city’s discrimination laws.
In the early 1960s, Birmingham was one of the most racially divided cities in the United States, both as enforced by law and culturally. Black citizens faced legal and economic disparities, and violent retribution when they attempted to draw attention to their problems. Protests in Birmingham began with a boycott led by Shuttlesworth meant to pressure business leaders to open employment to people of all races, and end segregation in public facilities, restaurants, schools, and stores. When local business and governmental leaders resisted the boycott, SCLC agreed to assist. Organizer Wyatt Tee Walker joined Birmingham activist Shuttlesworth and began what they called Project C, a series of sit-ins and marches intended to provoke mass arrests.
When the campaign ran low on adult volunteers Bevel, SCLC’s Director of Direct Action, trained and directed high school, college, and elementary school students to participate in the demonstrations by taking a peaceful walk fifty at a time from the 16th Street Baptist Church to City Hall to talk to the mayor about segregation. This resulted in over a thousand arrests, and as the jails and holding areas filled with arrested students the Birmingham Police Department, led by Eugene “Bull” Connor, used high-pressure water hoses and police attack dogs on the children and bystanders. Not all of the bystanders were peaceful, despite the avowed intentions of SCLC to hold a completely nonviolent walk. King and the SCLC drew both criticism and praise for allowing children to participate and be put in harm’s way.
The Birmingham campaign was a model of direct action protest and, through the media, drew the world’s attention to racial segregation in the South. It burnished King’s reputation, ousted Connor from his job, forced desegregation in Birmingham, and directly paved the way for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibited racial discrimination in hiring practices and public services in the United States.
The campaign brought national and international attention to racist violence in Birmingham. Fear that unrest might spread provoked a meeting of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy with James Baldwin and other Black leaders.
The reputation of Martin Luther King soared after the protests in Birmingham, and he was lauded by many as a hero. The SCLC was much in demand to effect change in many Southern cities. In the summer of 1963, King led the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where he delivered his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream”. King became Time’s Man of the Year for 1963 and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
The Birmingham campaign, as well as George Wallace’s refusal to admit black students to the University of Alabama, convinced President Kennedy to address the severe inequalities between black and white citizens in the South: “The events in Birmingham and elsewhere have so increased cries for equality that no city or state or legislative body can prudently choose to ignore them.” Despite the apparent lack of immediate local success after the Birmingham campaign, Fred Shuttlesworth and Wyatt Tee Walker pointed to its influence on national affairs as its true impact. President Kennedy’s administration drew up the Civil Rights Act bill. After being filibustered for 75 days by “diehard southerners” in Congress, it was passed into law in 1964 and signed by President Lyndon Johnson. The Civil Rights Act applied to the entire nation, prohibiting racial discrimination in employment and in access to public places. Roy Wilkins of the NAACP, however, disagreed that the Birmingham campaign was the primary force behind the Civil Rights Act. Wilkins gave credit to other movements, such as the Freedom Rides, the integration of the University of Mississippi, and campaigns to end public school segregation.
Birmingham’s public schools were integrated in September 1963. Governor Wallace sent National Guard troops to keep black students out but President Kennedy reversed Wallace by ordering the troops to stand down. Violence continued to plague the city, however.
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Music – ‘Birmingham Sunday’ by Joan Baez
Aimee Mann and Jonathan Coulton live at the Lyric Theater in Birmingham, Alabama – January 22, 2018
The Birmingham Tornado was a tornadic event that occurred on April 8, 1998 striking the western part of Jefferson County, Alabama, near Birmingham, and continuing into neighboring St. Clair County. It was part of a larger outbreak that started on April 6 across the Great Plains and ended on April 9 across the Carolinas and Georgia. A total of 62 tornadoes touched down from the Middle Atlantic States to the Midwestern United States and Texas. The Birmingham Tornado was one of only two F5 tornadoes that year. The other hit in Lawrence County, Tennessee on April 16, as part of the same outbreak as the Nashville tornadoes. The tornado outbreak was responsible for at least 41 deaths including 7 in Georgia and 34 in Alabama.
Tuscaloosa County tornado (F3)
The worst of the outbreak started around 7:00 PM CDT when a supercell originating from Mississippi entered Pickens and Tuscaloosa Counties. It produced an F3 and traveled north of the city of Tuscaloosa. Two injuries were reported and five homes and 11 mobile homes were destroyed from this storm that traveled over 17 miles (27 km) from Holman to north of Northport. 24 homes and 13 mobile homes were also damaged
Jefferson County tornado (F5)
Shortly after 7:30 P.M., the supercell spawned the Birmingham Tornado as a wall cloud. It touched down in extreme eastern Tuscaloosa County and then cut a 31-mile long (49 km), 3/4-mile wide swath through nine Birmingham suburbs with F3 to F5 damage including Oak Grove, Sylvan Springs, Rock Creek, Pleasant Grove, Concord, Maytown, and Edgewater before lifting in the western limits of the City of Birmingham just northwest of the junctions of Interstates 20, 59 and 65. The worst of the destruction occurred across the Oak Grove, Rock Creek and McDonald Chapel areas. The second area affected by F5 damage was also devastated by a violent tornado in 1956 that tracked through the same areas hit by this storm.
Thirty-two people were killed in this tornado including three in Oak Grove, eleven near Rock Creek, four in Sylvan Springs, two in Wylam Heights, nine in Edgewater, two in McDonald Chapel and one in West Ensley. One young boy died nine days after this event from head injuries. His father was paralyzed from the waist down, and his mother suffered severe injuries. Another mother and her two children were killed when hundreds of pounds of debris was blown onto them.
Oak Grove, an unincorporated community west of Hueytown, was one of the hardest hit locations. Oak Grove High School was damaged beyond repair with the elementary school portion destroyed, but they were rebuilt two years later and reopened a mile away from the damaged area. The Oak Grove fire station was heavily damaged as well. No one inside the school was killed but a group of cheerleaders practicing at the school’s gymnasium escaped disaster with only minor injuries when a wall prevented a portion of the roof from falling on them.
The roofs of The Rock Creek Church of God was blown off and several cars were blown 500 feet into a ravine. The church was turned into a trauma center. Edgewater United Methodist Church was totally damaged by the windstorm. Open Door Church also sustained heavy damage as well, with several members having to take shelter in hallways.
Had the storm remained on the ground, it would have gone into the northern sections of downtown Birmingham. A few miles further to the east, the Birmingham International Airport could have been affected as well. The storm lifted before reaching these sections of Birmingham. However, it touched down again in neighboring St. Clair County, where two people were killed.
Debris from the tornado was scattered across central Alabama as far north as sections of Blount County.
The tornado was the seventh deadliest in Alabama history, killing one more person than in a tornado that hit Alabama on March 21, 1932.
The tornado’s effects were noticed around the same time by the ABC 33/40 Birmingham tower camera, which was pointed toward the western suburbs. Though it was dark, a massive power failure occurred in western Birmingham, when several transmission lines coming from the Miller Steam Plant electric generating station were knocked off line. This was noticed during the long-form weather coverage on 33/40, which lasted most of the evening. (The station, and several of its competitors, has a policy of pre-empting regular programming and broadcasting only severe weather information when a tornado warning is in effect for any part of its coverage area.)
In this clip from BCT’s 2013 production of The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, Kenny (a young African American boy from Flint, Michigan who is visiting Birmingham, Alabama with his family in the summer of 1963) reflects on his emotions after he witnesses the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. In this scene, Kenny is given four dresses to represent the four young girls killed during that tragic turning point of the civil rights movement.
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Pictures of Birmingham Sunday displayed representing the song by Joan Baez. Special thanks to: Birmingham Public Library