Years ahead of his time, he pushed for equivalent education for women and blacks and for labor reform.
The center is dedicated to promoting an understanding of science, technology and the environment. Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum Off Highway 25 on 9th Street, Calera, Shelby County Open Monday-Saturday -, Sunday -, 205-668-3435, former Southern Railway Depot, moved from Wilton to this site, now houses railroad photographs and artifacts.
On the museum grounds are historic rolling stock and an operating railroad yard.
As part of the Southern Appalachian Eco-Region, Ruffner provides habitat for hundreds of species of plants and animals.
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church 1530 Sixth Avenue North, Birmingham, Jefferson County Open Tuesday-Friday -, Saturdays by appointment only; 205-251-9402 Designed and constructed by African-Americans, this impressive Beaux-Arts church with twin towers and dome served as headquarters for civil rights meetings and marches during the spring of 1963 and was the site of a tragic bombing on September 15, 1963.
Museum open Monday-Friday -, Saturday and Sunday -, 205-477-5711 This 1,500-acre park contains antebellum and Civil War sites, including three stone furnaces which provided iron for Confederate armament.
The park also features several 19th-century buildings which have been moved to the site; recreational grounds for camping, picknicking, hiking, horseback riding, and scouting; a railroad; and the Iron and Steel Museum of Alabama. Brown House 319 4th Terrace North, Smithfield Neighborhood, Birmingham, Jefferson County Open by appointment for tours and events, call Wannita Vann, Birmingham Art Club, Inc., 205-323-3010 Built in 1906 for a prominent African-American physician, Arthur Mc Kimmon Brown, the remarkably intact Craftsman style cottage features its Wallace A. Brown Memorial Community Center own and operate the house.Her film credits include A Beautiful Soul, Come Back to Me, Absolute Trust and The Salon.Birmingham Civil Rights Institute 520 16th Street North, Birmingham Civil Rights District, Jefferson County Open Tuesday-Saturday -, Sunday -, 205-328-9696, across the street from Kelly Ingram Park, adjacent to the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in the Birmingham Civil Rights District, this impressive facility includes exhibits and archives documenting the contributions of African-Americans to the regions and the nations civil and human rights history. Box 10127, Birmingham, 35203, 205-254-6020, Street South At Valley Avenue, on Red Mountain, Birmingham This five-acre mountain park showcases the Vulcan statue on top of a tower observatory.Olagundoye made her screen debuts on both TV and the big screen in 2002; in an episode of the television series The Education of Max Bickford; and in the film Brown Sugar later that same year.She appeared opposite Ruby Dee in an off-Broadway production Saint Lucy's Eyes in April 2001, Olagundoye has guest-starred on Ugly Betty, Law & Order, CSI: NY, Switched at Birth, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Prime Suspect.During Reconstruction, former Confederate general and ordnance chief Josiah Gorgas rebuilt the furnace and operated a rolling mill and nailery in the nearby town of Brierfield.