BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Boy Scouts from across the state and their families spent much of Saturday touring the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and other civil rights sites in the downtown area for the “Birmingham ’63 Experience.
The day of learning was hosted by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, The Greater Alabama Council and Boy Scouts of America.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement, scouts walked the steps of foot soldiers and relived some of Birmingham’s most monumental and defining moments.
“It was an inspiration because you could see how far my people have come from then and now,” said Keundra Cox.
Many of the scouts received a special “Birmingham ’63 Experience” badge for their participation.