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BCRI celebrates Women's History through poetry and music

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March is Women's History month and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is gearing up for its annual program which celebrates the achievements of women in various forms.

Below is a media release detailing the Institute's The Women Gather event which is scheduled for March 21, 2013.

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) will honor Women's History Month with its popular program, "The Women Gather:  An Evening of Poetry and Music" on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6 pm.  The 2013 program will be held in the Woods Community Meeting Room and includes a tribute to "women of the movement" in honor of the commemoration of the 50 year anniversary of major events in Birmingham's historic civil rights movement.

Local poets and singers to be featured include Shaunteka Curry, Wafiyyah El-Amin, Shirley Ferrill, Wakisha Johnson LaQuita Middleton Holmes, Miquelle Jones, Thelma Scott Nance, Georgette Norman, Sherwanna Wheeler, and Evelyn Dilworth Williams.  Priscilla Hancock Cooper, poet and BCRI Vice President of Institutional Programs, will host the event.  Call 328-9696 x 233 for more information.

About BCRI: The mission of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) is to promote civil and human rights worldwide through education.  Opened in 1992, BCRI presents an in-depth look at the Civil Rights Movement through time, from before the movement's inception through today's international struggle for universal human rights.  BCRI is more than just a museum; it is a place of research, a teaching facility and an acknowledged learning center for people of all ages and backgrounds.  Each year, BCRI reaches more than 140,000 individuals through tours and exhibitions as well as school and community outreach, public programs, special events, and archival collections.   Call 205-328-9696 or www.bcri.org for more information.

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