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Birmingham makes 'Today' show list of six hot places to travel in 2013...
Birmingham makes 'Today' show list of six hot places to travel in 2013 due to Civil Rights commemoration, affordability

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/01/birm...ow_li.html
01-01-2013 02:04 PM
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Ask the Pitt fans, they've lived here the last few years.
01-01-2013 02:21 PM
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If you include living in the outskirts of the city - sure, but I don't believe it should be considered a major travel destination.
01-01-2013 02:25 PM
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It started with the first comment.

Is there a more self-loathing city/environs than the Birmingham area?
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RE: Birmingham makes 'Today' show list of six hot places to travel in 2013...
There's also Alabama Adventure, Vulcan, BRC & Historic Legion Field :sarcasm

The only thing I hate is that it always keeps coming back to CRM (important as it was) as if that is all that ever happened in Birmingham instead of moving forward to create a new identity. Other southern cities have created new identities & moved forward from those days.
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Other cities have also used the Civil Rights movement as a tourist attraction. More successfully than Birmingham has. While Birmingham hides it in shame, other cities look at the Movement as an accomplishment and promotes it.

2113 looks to be a big anniversary year. In addition to the 1963 Civil Rights movement, it is also the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination. It will be the 45th anniversary of King and RFK assassinations, the 40th anniversary of a lot of Watergate events and most importantly, the 35th anniversary of the first UAB basketball game.
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(01-01-2013 04:09 PM)blazerwkr Wrote:  There's also Alabama Adventure, Vulcan, BRC & Historic Legion Field :sarcasm

The only thing I hate is that it always keeps coming back to CRM (important as it was) as if that is all that ever happened in Birmingham instead of moving forward to create a new identity. Other southern cities have created new identities & moved forward from those days.

Perhaps those other southern cities are not surrounded by suburbs and a state that wishes their largest city would just disappear, except for the jobs it provides. B'ham is to Alabama as UAB is to the UA System with the state legislature in the position of the UA BOT.
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(01-01-2013 02:43 PM)Smaug Wrote:  It started with the first comment.

Is there a more self-loathing city/environs than the Birmingham area?


Amen Smaug. I haven't lived in B'ham for 15 years but would love to move back some day, hopefully when my twins enter UAB in 6 years. I'd most likely live downtown, like I do here in Mobile.
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(01-01-2013 04:22 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  Other cities have also used the Civil Rights movement as a tourist attraction. More successfully than Birmingham has. While Birmingham hides it in shame, other cities look at the Movement as an accomplishment and promotes it.

2113 looks to be a big anniversary year. In addition to the 1963 Civil Rights movement, it is also the 150th anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination. It will be the 145th anniversary of King and RFK assassinations, the 140th anniversary of a lot of Watergate events and most importantly, the 135th anniversary of the first UAB basketball game.

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