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  University of Birmingham
For over a hundred years, learning and research at the University has played a major part in the success of the city, the region and the world - and has contributed to the advance of knowledge and its application.
We are determined to continue to be at the forefront of world research well into the 21st century.
One hundred students from the West Midlands will this week visit the University of Birmingham as part of a new three-year programme funded by the Sutton Trust and the Goldman Sachs Foundation.
www.bham.ac.uk   (379 words)

  Martin Luther King - Letter from Birmingham Jail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Birmingham is probably the most thoroughly segregated city in the United States.
In spite of my shattered dreams, I came to Birmingham with the hope that the white religious leadership of this community would see the justice of our cause and, with deep moral concern, would serve as the channel through which our just grievances could reach the power structure.
You warmly commended the Birmingham police force for keeping "order" and "preventing violence." I doubt that you would have so warmly commended the police force if you had seen its dogs sinking their teeth into unarmed, nonviolent Negroes.
www.almaz.com /nobel/peace/MLK-jail.html   (5350 words)

Birmingham, as a city, had made its mark on the civil rights movement for a number of years.
When the Freedom Riders had driven through Birmingham and were attacked, there were no police to assist them as Connor had given them the day off as it was Mother’s Day……..Birmingham and Connor would get the civil rights movement back on track after the problems it had experienced.
Birmingham appeared to be descending into chaos when King called for a one-day halt to the protests.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /birmingham.htm   (762 words)

  Birmingham, Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Birmingham (ˈbɝmɪŋˌhæm) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Jefferson County.
Birmingham is located on the heart of a tornado alley known as the Dixie Alley due to the frequency of tornadoes in Central Alabama.
Birmingham is served by three Interstate Highways, Interstate 20, Interstate 65, and Interstate 59, as well as a southern beltway Interstate 459 and the Elton B. Stephens (Red Mountain) Expressway (U.S. Highway 31 and U.S. Highway 280).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Birmingham,_Alabama   (5105 words)

 Birmingham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Birmingham was originally part of Warwickshire, however the city expanded in the late 19th and early 20th century, absorbing parts of Worcestershire to the south and Staffordshire to the west.
Birmingham suffered heavy bomb damage during World War II during the Birmingham Blitz, and partly as a result of this the city centre was extensively re-developed during the 1950s and 1960s, with many concrete office buildings, ring-roads, and now much-derided pedestrian subways.
Birmingham's transition from an industrial centre to a tourism and services economy is best illustrated by the hosting of the first official summit of the G8 at the International Convention Centre (May 15 to May 17, 1998).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Birmingham   (4614 words)

 King Encyclopedia
The 1963 campaign in Birmingham, Alabama, the largest industrial city in the South, generated national publicity and federal action due to the particularly violent response of segregationists.
The momentum generated by the Birmingham struggle culminated on 28 August 1963 when the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom attracted more than 200,000 demonstrators to the Lincoln Memorial.
The Birmingham Campaign and the March on Washington paved the way for the passage of the most significant civil rights legislation of the 1960s: the Civil Rights Act (1964) and the Voting Rights Act (1965).
www.stanford.edu /group/King/about_king/encyclopedia/birmingham_campaign.htm   (1372 words)

 Birmingham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Birmingham is one of the most culturally cities in the UK with a large from the Caribbean Indian sub-continent and from Ireland : according to the 2001 census 29.7% the population of Birmingham is non-white.
Birmingham's balti restaurants produce some of the finest cuisine in the U.K. About 22 million people visit Birmingham every and the city was voted second best to shop in England 2004 after the End of London.
Birmingham was originally a small village but the 1300s had become the third largest town Warwickshire after Warwick and Coventry.
www.freeglossary.com /Birmingham   (3367 words)

Birmingham was a small town specializing in metal work during the Middle Ages.
By 1830, Birmingham was sending over one thousand tons of goods every week by canal to London.
In 1833 the London and Birmingham Railway Company appointed Robert Stephenson as chief engineer of the project that would dramatically reduce the cost of transporting these goods.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /ITbirmingham.htm   (476 words)

 City of Birmingham, MI: About Birmingham
The City of Birmingham, Michigan is located in Oakland County, approximately 6 miles north of the City of Detroit.
It was not until 1864 that the Village of Birmingham was officially incorporated.
Today, the City of Birmingham is a vibrant, prosperous community, with a population of approximately 20,000.
www.ci.birmingham.mi.us /home/index.asp?page=3   (236 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Birmingham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Mention, too, must be made of John Hardman of Birmingham, whose firm has done so much in promoting ecclesiastical art, notably stained-glass and metal work, and whose benefactions to the cathedral choir have enabled it to reach a standard of excellence in church music which places it first among Catholic choirs.
On 17 February, 1888, Dr. Ilsley became the second Bishop of Birmingham, and at once took in hand the difficult task of protecting and rescuing the destitute Catholic children of the diocese.
The progress of Catholicism since 1850 is gauged by a comparison of a few statistics from the years 1851 and 1906, respectively: clergy, 124 and 297; churches, 82 and 189; religious communities, 19 and 97.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02578c.htm   (1134 words)

 Birmingham - Wikimedia Commons
See also Birmingham, Alabama in the USA, and other places called Birmingham.
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England.
The City of Birmingham has a population of 992,100 (2003 estimate); the Birmingham metropolitan area (the West Midlands county) has a population of 2,575,768.
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Birmingham   (127 words)

Birmingham’s Chinatown boasts a wide range of restaurants and interesting specialist supermarkets, and for those who are fond of curries, Birmingham is the capital of the ‘Balti’ –; inexpensive Kashmiri cuisine served in a wok-like metal dish.
Birmingham is bursting with clubs playing anything from dance, house, drum and bass and jungle, to hard rock, 70s, 80s, lounge, soul, jazz and garage.
Birmingham lies at the heart of England and is surrounded by a wealth of beautiful countryside.
www.aston.ac.uk /birmingham   (2291 words)

 Birmingham Bed and Breakfast, Cheap Hotel and Guest House Accommodation
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the English West Midlands.
The city's reputation was forged as the powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, a fact which led to Birmingham being known as "the workshop of the world".
Birmingham is an ethnically and culturally diverse city.
www.bedandbreakfasts.co.uk /propertysearch.asp?townCity=Birmingham   (951 words)

 Birmingham City Guide and Yellow Pages at SuperPages.com
Birmingham, AL Birmingham was founded in 1871, when the Elyton Land Company sold lots at the junction of two railroad lines.
Birmingham City Schools, the public school district of Birmingham, is currently the third largest school system in Alabama.
Birmingham is also home to several colleges and universities, including schools of law and medicine.
www.superpages.com /cities/Birmingham-AL.html   (1087 words)

 Birmingham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Birmingham is also a central location for day trips to the mountains or the beach with your family and friends.
Birmingham's afternoon paper - The Birmingham News - is now available online to keep you up-to-date on news, weather, sports, upcoming events, and special features.
The Birmingham Museum of Art is the largest in the Southeast and is a stunning tribute to artists from throughout the world and the centuries.
peir.path.uab.edu /pathgrad/cat_index_41.shtml   (670 words)

 Indymedia Birmingham, UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A group of activists in Birmingham have managed to open Adshel bus shelters, where they put commercial adverts, using Allen keys, and have been using the space to advertise grassroots actions, such as the No Borders demonstration at Harmondsworth detention centre on 8 April, 2006.
There was a large police presence and they prevented detainees and demonstrators from establishing a line of sight: the demo was not allowed to take place in the field where detainees could see it from their windows.
Birmingham City Council's response to the disaster has been widely criticised and there are concerns that very high levels of people in poorer areas of the city affected by the disaster aren't covered by insurance [ report and videos ].
www.indymedia.org.uk /en/regions/birmingham   (2085 words)

 EducationGuardian.co.uk | Higher | University of Birmingham
Founded in 1900, Birmingham was one of the first 'redbrick' universities, and remains strong both in teaching and research.
Birmingham is strong on sport and its record on widening participation is steadily improving.
It was weird and wacky, but the University of Birmingham's cultural studies department addressed many of the issues now topping the political and social agendas, writes David Batty
education.guardian.co.uk /higher/universityguide/profile/story/0,,478414,00.html   (177 words)

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham, founded in 1969, is a public university and medical center complex.
While the University of Alabama in Birmingham qualifies as the state's largest employer, the city has also become Alabama's leading financial center, with both AmSouth and Southtrust headquartered here.
The Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation will present the almost $140,000 it has raised in its Vulcan Fund since an inspection in January uncovered serious problems with the statue.
www.angelfire.com /al2/RMB2000/mp1.html   (939 words)

 Tolkien's Birmingham Introduction
Tolkien lived in Birmingham from 1895 to the time he went to Oxford University in 1911.
At the age of 12 his mother died and he was looked after by Father Morgan from the Birmingham Oratory.
Many things during his life in Birmingham were influential on his later writings.
bplphoto.co.uk /TolkiensBirmingham   (190 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Their spell in the Premiership is a far cry from where the Blues were situated at the launch of the FA Premier League in 1992, when they were kicking off what proved to be a difficult couple of seasons after promotion from the old Third Division.
Birmingham City were formed as Small Heath Alliance in 1875 and have always battled it out with rivals Aston Villa for supremacy in the city.
They were in England's third tier for the first time in their history by 1989, but that had a galvanising effect on the Blues and served to renew interest in the team.
www.premierleague.com /fapl.rac?command=forwardOnly&nextPage=enClubDetail&id=45   (520 words)

 Civil Rights Movement 1955-1965: Birmingham
Fred Shuttlesworth of Birmingham invited King and the SCLC to Birmingham, nicknamed "Bombingham" because it was the site of eighteen unsolved bombings in fl neighborhoods over a six-year span and of the vicious mob attack on the Freedom Riders on Mother's Day 1961.
The city commission, however, refused to step down, leaving Birmingham with two city governments until the courts decided which was the legitimate one.
On "B Day" (for Birmingham), April 3, 1963, SCLC staged sit-ins and released a "Birmingham Manifesto," which was largely ignored, to reporters.
www.watson.org /~lisa/blackhistory/civilrights-55-65/birming.html   (872 words)

 Birmingham, England hotel near Cadbury World - Comfort Inn, GB655   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Birmingham is housed in a beautiful, red-bricked Victorian building, one of the oldest in the city dating back to 1883.
It is located in the heart of Birmingham in close proximity to Birmingham New Street Station.
This Birmingham hotel is close to many local attractions, including the Birmingham Hippodrome theater, Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the Cadbury World chocolate factory.
www.choicehotels.com /ires/en-US/html/HotelInfo?hotel=GB655   (369 words)

 YouTube - Complaints Choir of Birmingham
Yes it is, but this one is about Birmingham in The U.K. Its the U.K's second city.
Birmingham is actually a very good city, dont know why people dislike it.
The first choir was organised in Birmingham followed by the Complaints Choir of Helsinki and Hamburg.
www.youtube.com /watch?v=2w84qzHdEms   (284 words)

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