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Courage Under Fired Exhibition

March 07, 2016 to May 22, 2016 in Birmingham , AL

10 am- 5 pm

Unless otherwise stated, photo provided by Courage Under Fired Exhibition

Courage Under Fire, one of BCRI's travelling exhibitions, will be on display at BCRI in the Odessa Woolfolk Gallery through May 22, 2016. The exhibition recognizes the 55th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides and most recently was on loan at the Hartsfield-Jackson ATL International Airport. The exhibition consists of a series of 64 photographs by photographer Joseph Postiglione that depict the firebombing of a bus filled with Freedom Riders on a Calhoun County, Alabama highway in 1961. Hours after the firebombing, Mr. Postiglione’s photos appeared in newspapers across the country, providing Americans a dramatic example of violent resistance to desegregation in Alabama.