'Before You Travel On' Series Concludes With May Programs
The "Before You Travel On: Reflections on the 40th anniversary of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement" series concludes with two early May events. Both are free and open to the public.
"Children of the Movement Remember" is the topic of a symposium at Samford University Monday (MAY 5) at 6:30 p.m. in Brock Forum.
Panelists Barbara Shores Martin and Dr. Robin W. Roberts will share their stories and memories of having parents who were part of the local Civil Rights Movement.
Martin, assistant director of the Jefferson County Office of Senor Services, is the daughter of the late Birmingham Civil Rights attorney Arthur Shores.
Roberts, associate professor of sociology at Samford, is the son of the late Birmingham social activist Cecil Johnson Roberts.
A reception hosted by Samford's Metro College will follow the program.
"Racial Reconciliation" will be the convocation topic Thursday (MAY 8) at 10 a.m. in Reid Chapel. Rev. Gerald Austin, pastor of New City Church, will be the speaker.
The series, which began in February, has highlighted historical events and personalities of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement. It is sponsored by Samford and the Birmingham Public Library.