National Parks in Alabama

USA - Alabama - Birmingham - Kelly Ingram Park

Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument Named a monument under President Barack Obama in 2017, Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument was established to preserve the Civil Rights Movement. Many key events, including the Birmingham Campaign happened on this site and currently, this park is governed by the US National Park Service. One of the major sites … Read more

Birmingham and the Civil Rights Movement

Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe With just a week left in office, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation declaring the Birmingham, Alabama Civil Rights District a national monument. Birmingham played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement in America in the 1950s and ‘60s. Prominent figures like Rev. … Read more

Elyton Hotel Review: a Slice of Birmingham History

The lobby at the Elyton

During my recent trip to the South, I had the opportunity to stay at the Elyton Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama, where I stayed while visiting Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail with Alabama Travel in September. It’s one thing to travel to a historic location, but a trip gets to a whole different level when you’re sleeping in … Read more