The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute: A Research Source Available to the World at WWW.Bcri.Org
When Quentin Compson, from William Faulkner's Absolom, Absolom! begins studying at Harvard University, his roommate, Shreve McCannon, asks him, "What is the South; What's it like there, What do they do there, Why do they live there. Why do they live at all?" The book is Faulker's answer. Anyone born after 1970 is likely to ask, "What is the Civil Rights Struggle; what was it like then; who were the people involved in the struggle; what was the struggle like?" The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is one answer; www.bcri.org yet another. The Institute itself, like Faulkner's book, contains the images, the symbols, the myths, the documents, the relics, the historians, and the people who present their own experiences, all of which deepen your understanding of The Movement in ways that facts alone can never do. Presented in a manner that places you amid events of the Movement, the exhibits and films of the Institute arouse pathos, here meaning the sorrow occasioned by unmerited grief. It is itself a symbol, across …
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Publication information: Article title: The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute: A Research Source Available to the World at WWW.Bcri.Org. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Diversity Employers. Volume: 34. Issue: 2 Publication date: February 2004. Page number: 90. © 1998 IMDiversity, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.