To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Birmingham’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, the Young Professionals Board of the Alabama Humanities Foundation is hosting the event “What’s Your Legacy?: Impacting Our Communities 50 Years Later.” This program seeks to encourage young people and the young professional community to reflect on the role and history of youth activism during the Civil Rights Movement and spark a call to action for youth leadership and civic engagement.
"What's Your Legacy?" will include a documentary viewing and panel discussion on Black Power Mixtape, 1967-1975 – a film that provides a global perspective of the events of the Civil Rights Movement and how it impacted the development of the Black Power Movement. It also looks at the legacy of those activists and how contemporary Black artists are inspired by their message through film, music, and the arts. Panelists will personally speak to their involvement in the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, but also allow young professionals to give voice to the impact the Movement and its activists have on their role in civic engagement. The panel discussion hopes to lay the historical and socio-cultural foundation for young professionals who may not know the stark realities and political push and pulls of this era, but also provide a framework for how activists positioned themselves in the Movement and found their voice.
Admission for this event is free; however, donations will be accepted. All proceeds will benefit AHF programs.
What’s Your Legacy?: Impacting Our Communities 50 Years Later
The Carver Theatre, Birmingham, AL
April 25, 2013, 6 p.m.