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PAGING THROUGH THE PAST

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Paging Through the Past

What were hot topics of discussion 27 years ago? Where did members visit, and whom did they meet? Let’s look back at a few memorable moments from the 1993-1994 directory:

 

 

 

October 14: Education Day

A session dedicated to education reform featured five school system superintendents; members of the city, county, and state boards of education; the president of the Alabama Education Association; principals; teachers; and a high school student. During dinner, Samuetta Nesbitt (’92), director of communication for the Birmingham Board of Education, presented the Principal of the Year award.

 

February 10: One Community Day

At sites such as the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and Temple Emanu-El, members explored multiple aspects of the city’s diversity—from religious and social barriers to the role of business in fostering change, along with initiatives to promote understanding. Marjorie White, director of the Birmingham Historical Society, revealed the origins of residential patterns that have led to lingering divisions across the region.

 

May 12: Quality of Life Day

Members examined amenities—the arts, cultural centers, festivals, and more—that make Birmingham a livable city. After touring the Birmingham Public Library and its archives, the class visited North Titusville to hear about revitalization efforts, learned about funding for arts and recreation, and enjoyed a conversation with local radio icons Shelley Stewart (’93), Tommy Charles, and Tim Lennox.

“Birmingham is the profile of individuals who live here. Our day was full of those who choose to make a difference.”

—Class of ’94 member

 

Share your own photos, memories, and more from your class year with us. Email them to info@leadershipbirmingham.org and you might see them in a future newsletter or blog post.