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      Civil rights and hate crimes symposium

      The US Attorney's office will present a day long {}civil rights and hate crimes symposium Thursday, September 13 at the Harbert Center on Fourth Avenue North in Birmingham.

      {}Keynote speaker will be Wayne Flynt, historian and author. The topic of his address: Evolving Civil Rights - The Past and Future.

      Another presenter is Albany county, Wyoming Sheriff David O'Malley. He investigated the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21 year old college student beaten to death because he was gay.

      Attendance is free and open to the public, however, space is limited.

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