Celebrate the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument on April 15

April 12, 2017 by National Trust for Historic Preservation

In January, President Obama designated the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument as a new unit of the National Park Service. Now, it’s time to celebrate! We hope you will join the National Trust, the National Park Service (NPS), and our local partners as we mark the milestone.

What: Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument Community Celebration

When: Saturday, April 15 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Where: Outside the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 520 16th Street North, Birmingham, Alabama.

This event is free and open to the public. Find more info about visiting the National Monument on the NPS website.

A key component of this National Monument is one of our National Treasures, the A.G. Gaston Motel, which served as the headquarters for the Birmingham campaign during the Civil Rights Movement. NPS is partnering with the City of Birmingham to restore the A.G. Gaston to its appearance in 1963; while it will eventually accommodate visitors, it is currently closed.

We hope to see you on the 15th!

Join us in protecting and restoring places where significant African American history happened.

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