The Community Foundation has made two significant grants to honor the 50th anniversary of pivotal moments in the history of the Civil Rights movement and the history of our community.
- With a $50,000 special opportunity grant, we are supporting Lessons of the Birmingham Movement: A Symposium on Youth Activism and the Struggle for Human Rights, set for April 25-27. Look for engaging speakers, panels and workshops, all focused on the involvement of young people in human rights movements in the U.S. and other countries, today as well as in the past. Click here to find out how you can register and participate.
A $25,000 grant and a philanthropic partnership both support the Four Spirits memorial, a new statue that will honor the lives of Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, the four young girls who died in the church bombing on September 14, 1963. The statue by Alabama artist Elizabeth MacQueen will be placed along with other iconic sculptures in Kelly Ingram Park. You can make a gift through our on-line service, another way that we are assisting the grassroots group working on this project. Click here to find out more and how you can give.
Our community has many activities planned in 2013, as we come together to commemorate this important time in our shared history. Consider making time to do something special with your favorite organization, to attend an exhibition or special event, as we remember together and look to the future.