History and Social Studies


Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

1631 4th Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35203. 205-254-2731. Honors great jazz artists with ties to Alabama. Exhibits convey the accomplishments of the likes of Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton and Erskine Hawkins and the music that made them famous. Fee.

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

It was the target of the racially motivated 16th Street Baptist Church bombing that killed four girls in the midst of the American Civil Rights Movement. The church is still in operation and is a central landmark in the Birmingham Civil Rights District. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2006. 1530 Sixth Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203. Tel: 205-251-9402. Cost: Fee.