Birmingham Civil Rights Institute holds conference on Monday


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The past and the progress that has been made over the last 50 years was the focus of an annual conference held by the FBI and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

The conference was held at the 16th Street Baptist Church on Monday.

The guest speaker was Carolyn McKinstry, a survivor of the 1963 bombing that killed four young girls.

There was also a panel discussion involving the city’s four past police chiefs.

They talked about the progress that’s been made, as well as the challenges the city still faces.

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