Press Release

The Morgan Project to Celebrate the Republication of "A Time to Speak" at the 16th Street Baptist Church with a Panel Discussion

For Immediate Release

February 1, 2022

Julie Levinson-Gabis - (205) 903-3211

The Morgan Project (TMP), is a nonprofit organization in Birmingham, Alabama. Our mission is to teach civil rights and social justice through Birmingham’s history of conflict and courage. 

TMP proudly announces the republishing of the book, "A Time to Speak" by Charles Morgan, Jr.  Originally published in 1964 as an account of the moment and its aftermath when Morgan condemned Birmingham’s white middle-class community for being responsible for the murder of the 4 young girls at the 16th Street Baptist Church on Sept. 15, 1963.

The U of A Press has just republished Charles Morgan, Jr.’s classic story, "A Time to Speak". In this eloquent book, Morgan captures the urgent conflict of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, and the failure of courage of too many.  To celebrate the republication of the book, The Morgan Project is hosting a book release event on Wednesday, February 23 starting at 5P, including a panel discussion. with Lisa McNair, sister of Denise McNair, Charles Morgan, III, son of Charles Morgan, Jr., Dr. Carolyn McKinstry, survivor of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing and Senator Doug Jones, prosecutor of those responsible for the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing.

A reception will immediately follow, across the street at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, where supporters may purchase a copy of "A Time to Speak".


Book release of "A Time to Speak"


Feb. 23, 2022, 5:00pm


16th Street Baptist Church – 1530 6th Avenue N, B’ham, AL 35203
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute – 520 16th St N, B’ham, AL 35203

Panel Includes:

Lisa McNair 
Charles Morgan, III
Dr. Carolyn McKinstry
Senator Doug Jones

The public is invited to attend.  

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For more information, contact Julie Levinson-Gabis at (205)903-3211 or

The Morgan Project is a 501 c (3) organization.