This podcast is part of the series: BCRI Oral History
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
A second-generation pastor, Reverend Calvin Woods was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1933 and educated at Parker High School and Birmingham Baptist Bible College. He also graduated from Miles College and engaged in studies at other institutions. When the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights was founded in 1956, Woods was already known for his beliefs. He spoke out from the pulpit on the unconstitutional
Listen to Reverend Woods discuss that incident and his general role in the Birmingham Movement.