Today in 1963: Black residents of Birmingham, Alabama, sit in at several lunch counters seeking to be served as customers. It was part of “Project C” (for Confrontation) on “B Day” (for Birmingham) organized by Fred Shuttlesworth of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights and Martin Luther King, Jr. of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
They issued a Birmingham Manifesto: “. . . the patience of an oppressed people cannot endure forever.”
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow night, Professor Jeffrey Turco from Purdue University will lecture on “Gender, Violence, and the Structure of Enigma in Gisla Saga” This is tomorrow at 7pm in 7191 Helen C. White Hall, 600 North Park Street. Sponsored by Scandinavian Studies, co-sponsored by Medieval Studies and Comparative Literature. Funding from the University Lectures Committee. This is free and open to the public. For more info, call Christine at 608 262-2090.
Tomorrow night is the annual Green Forum, hosted by Fitchburg’s Resource Conservation Commission. Doctor Claire Gervais, a family practice physician and member of the Healthy Lawn Team, will present research-based information on the “Impact of Pesticides on Human Health and Child Development.” Steve Stumbras of Purple Cow Organics will share alternative lawn care methods using stabilized compost. This free event is tomorrow night at 6:30pm at Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Road in Fitchburg. More info at 608-729-1784.