faces of Fountain Heights

the first neighborhood in the crosshairs of Birmingham's civil rights movement is now blocked off by two of the state's busiest interstates.

Hear the story. While you see you the faces.
Interviews with residents Aretha Shinnery, Lovejoy, and Essex. Additional audio from Blocked, documentary on Fountain Heights by UAB students, Susanna Swanson and Amber Pope, as well as WBHM interview with neighborhood president, Andre Brown, Losing History in One of Birmingham’s Oldest Neighborhoods

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Visibility. Diversity. Accessibility. While the McWane Science Center and the Alabama Theatre are on the east border of Fountain Heights, both destinations are central to Birmingham tourism. This area represents an important intersection between rich and poor, guests and residents, and everything in between.

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