Carnegie Corporation Helps Fund An Event That Seeks To Find Oral History Of Racial Violence
Officials with a civil rights oral history project are seeking input from those who witnessed racial violence in Alabama from 1930 through 1970.
The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project has a symposium in Birmingham this weekend that is focusing on 31 counties, including those in northwest Alabama. It is part of an effort titled "Resurrecting Their Alabama Stories: A Community-Based Oral History Project."
On Saturday, the public is invited to provide interviews and other information regarding homicides that could have been racially motivated during that era.
The organization particularly is seeking witnesses and relatives of victims, as well as resources such as photographs, newspaper articles and correspondence for its archives...