Community feature: Local legends reflect on the law and civil rights

Chief Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr., U.S. District Judge Algenon L. Marbley and Alex Shumate to be honored at the King Arts Complex

In 1940s Birmingham, Alabama, Center Street represented the color line. African-American families lived on one side of the street, while their white counterparts owned homes on the other. But when African-Americans began crossing over, they were met with resistance in the form of fire, gunshots and even dynamite.

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