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Civil Rights Empowerment Week highlights a better Birmingham


By J. Mason Davis, Sirote & Permutt attorney The City of Birmingham, along with many area businesses, churches and civic groups, has already held many events in conjunction with its 50-year commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham and the change in the form of government of the City of Birmingham from a three-personRead More

Celebrating 50 Years Forward

By Jack Neal,  Sirote & Permutt attorney Birmingham has embarked on a yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of 1963 – a pivotal year in the Civil Rights era and in our city’s history.  The celebration – named 50 Years Forward – offers numerous opportunities throughout the year for us to reflect on the CivilRead More

1963 to 2013: Telling the Story

By J. Mason Davis, Sirote & Permutt attorney They say those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. Thankfully, there are many organizations around Birmingham that are hosting events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights movement in our city. It’s an anniversary that’s close to my heart, since I rememberRead More