Morris Sher, 1915-1970
I grew up in the South in the 1950’s.
‘Negroes’ drank from water fountains labeled ‘Colored’; used separate restrooms from whites; and were relegated to sit in the back of buses.
My father owned a small retail store in downtown Birmingham.
Continue reading My dad’s struggle to do the right thing in racially charged Birmingham
Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church bombing
I can’t help myself.
When I see pictures of victims, particularly children, who were killed or maimed in the Boston Marathon bombing or the Newtown massacre, my eyes well up and I grieve. I know I’m not alone, but knowing these horrendous events sadden others doesn’t make me feel better.
Our President said
. “ Anytime bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror.” Continue reading Why do we allow terrorists to define Birmingham?
Alabama Theatre– one of nation’s most beautiful–Lyric next
Are you sitting down?
Birmingham’s being flooded with positive recognition.
Amazingly, most of these headline are within the past 30 days.
It’s enough to make the Birmingham haters scream for mercy.
Click on the headlines to see the story:
Continue reading Birmingham haters—eat your hearts out
Comebacktown published by David Sher & Phyllis Neill to begin a discussion on creating a better government for our region.
Today’s guest blogger is Willie Chriesman.
The city of Birmingham has come up with a name for its observations of the landmark events of the Civil Rights Movement that took place here in 1963. But you have to wonder if “50 Years Forward” is more descriptive of the last half-century or more aspirational for the decades to come.
Continue reading Should we celebrate Birmingham’s 50th civil rights anniversary?