Although the candlelight vigil honoring Reverend Cordy Tindell Vivian and Congressman John Lewis had to be postponed due to inclement weather, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute will be going live with an event honoring them at 1:00 PM TODAY, Thursday, June 23. (Stay tuned for announcements regarding the rescheduling of the July 20th event.)
This event is a virtual conversation titled “The 2020 Big Three” and not only includes reflections on the lives and legacies of Rev. C.T. Vivian and Representative John Lewis, but it also includes a discussion of the contributions made by the Reverend Joseph Lowery.
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Moderated by Dr. Barry McNealy, BCRI Educational Programming Consultant, panelists taking part in the event will include:
- Brandon Wolfe, UAB’s Assistant Vice President of Campus & Community Engagement
- Carolyn M. McKinstry, Foot Soldier and Author, M. Div., D. Div., D. Min.
- LaVeeda Battle, Esq., Owner of Battle Law Firm, LLC and Project Chair of St. Paul United Methodist Church History Project.
This distinguished panel will be discussing the contributions of these important figures from Civil Rights History. The conversation will also look at the historic connections to today’s Black Lives Matter movement.
Tune in today at 1:00 PM for this event on the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Facebook page.
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