Beginning Sunday, a special exhibit honoring the life of Birmingham civil rights attorney Arthur Shores will be displayed at the Birmingham Public Library.
Shores is noted for being one of the lawyers who won the case that allowed the first black student to attend the University of Alabama in 1956. He was also the first black member of the Birmingham City Council in 1968. He was a high school principal at Dunbar High School in Bessemer and later became a lawyer in 1937, according to the Birmingham Historical Society.
The exhibit focuses on Shore’s life and career from 1939 until 1975. It includes a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, ads and other memorabilia Shores collected during his career.
The exhibit will be open from Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. until Dec. 28 during regular business hours. It will be located on the 4th floor gallery of the Central Library.