Charles A. Brown-Birmingham Branch of ASALH Partners with the Birmingham Public Library
20th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture
Saturday, January 14, 2023, 3 pm
Five Points West Library

“CIVIL RIGHTS NOW: Birmingham Movements of Community Resistance”

Moderator: Majella Chube Hamilton
Ph.D. Candidate, Howard University; Executive Director, The Ballard House Project, Inc.
President, Charles A. Brown-Birmingham Branch, ASALH; Trustee, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History

ASALH Presenters:
“Redefining Resistance: Teaching Local History in Birmingham”
Dr. Sylvea Hollis, Assistant Professor, Montgomery College, MD
Secretary, Charles A. Brown-Birmingham Branch, ASALH

“Love As An Act of Resistance: Educators Representing Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s Legacy of Resistance”
Dr. Penny Seals, Associate Director, Academic Success Center, Samford University
VP-Programs, Charles A. Brown-Birmingham Branch, ASALH

“Beyond the Grave We Speak: Our Voice Will Never Be Silent”
Ethel Alexander, Retired Educator, Birmingham City Schools; Mayor Pro-Tem, Town of Colony; Lamar County Historian;
President, Birmingham Geneology Group, Inc.; Black Heritage Council of the Alabama Historical Commission, Dist. 4 Rep.

“Sophisticated Attacks & Consequential Activism: Legal & Political Gains of the Civil Rights Movement”
Dr. Martez Files, Assistant Professor of Black Studies in Teacher Education, University of Pittsburgh; Member, Charles A. Brown-Birmingham Branch, ASALH

“Community Healing and Resistance: Telling Our Own Story”
Debra Love, Founder and Consultant, E3 Solutions, Inc.; VP-Membership, Charles A. Brown-Birmingham Branch, ASALH
President, Black Belt African American Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc.; Black Heritage Council of the Alabama Historical Commission, District 6 Rep.; Board Member, Alabama Historical Association