On The Road with Farai Chideya: Birmingham All this week, NPR's Farai Chideya has been on the road traveling from California to Georgia. Just before she wraps up her trip, she stops at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama. Lawrence Pijeaux, the center's president and CEO, gives a tour.

On The Road with Farai Chideya: Birmingham

On The Road with Farai Chideya: Birmingham

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All this week, NPR's Farai Chideya has been on the road traveling from California to Georgia. Just before she wraps up her trip, she stops at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama. Lawrence Pijeaux, the center's president and CEO, gives a tour.

A highlight of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute: the jail cell bars behind which the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. penned his "Letter from Birmingham Jail" in 1963. Farai Chideya, NPR hide caption

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A highlight of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute: the jail cell bars behind which the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. penned his "Letter from Birmingham Jail" in 1963.

Farai Chideya, NPR