Free walking tours are now available at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) every Saturday in April 2021. Beginning at 10:00 a.m., guests can get a personalized experience from BCRI’s Master Tour Guide, Barry McNealy, as they explore civil rights history.
These free, walking tours will take BCRI Members and Guests on a guided view of Birmingham’s Historic 4th Avenue District this April. Participants will experience a wealth of culture, and travel the paths of civil rights heroes beginning at the entrance of the Institute.
Sites of the free, BCRI Walking Tours may include the 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park, the A. G. Gaston Motel, and highlight area businesses contributing to the growth and culture of the district.
Local fares in Birmingham’s Historic 4th Avenue District include Green Acres Cafe, Ferrill African Wear, and Freedom Line Tours. Not to be missed are Ursula Smith Dance and the majestic Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and Carver Theatre, which are currently closed for renovations.
Referred to as Milestones, the walking tours commemorate the legacy of iconic legends, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth. They also honor the brave children who confronted Bull Connor’s dogs and water hoses and changed Birmingham forever.
Due to COVID-19 health precautions, BCRI has implemented a timed, ticketing system for their free, BCRI Walking Tours in April. Tickets must be reserved in advance of the tour, and there is a limit of 30 guests per time slot.
Coordinators may register their group here, get ready for their group to explore the legacy of those who changed the world through the Civil Rights Movement.
- Eventbrite Link: Free April Walking Tours
- Location: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 520 16th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203
- Remaining Dates: April 17 & April 24