Painting commemorating civil rights movement unveiled

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – A sketch of a painting commemorating the 50 year anniversary of the civil rights movement in Birmingham was unveiled on Monday at the 16th Street Baptist Church.

The painting, which was crafted by artist Steve Skipper, features images of the lesser-known participants from the 1963 movement.

“For a lot of people involved in the movement, many people would know about Dr. King, Rosa Parks, but this time we really wanted to show people the people who had a lot to do with what was going on but who were always behind the scenes,” Skipper said on Monday.

The completed painting will be revealed later in the year.

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