We want to be clear. Create Birmingham is an anti-racism organization. We strive, entrepreneur by entrepreneur, to build an inclusive and just economy in which Black business ownership is equitably resourced and purposefully nurtured. We intentionally spotlight and celebrate Black thought, contribution, and achievement in the arts and all creative work, and we will continue to seek out ways to amplify Black voices.
We believe that all humans are born with a spirit of creativity and a desire to outwardly express what is felt inward. It is a national sin to allow that spirit to be suppressed or extinguished.
The legacy of slavery perpetuates poverty and its accompanying disparities for our Black citizens. It is shameful.
We’re thankful that the spirit of the indomitable Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth is alive in Birmingham today, and we actively commit ourselves to the righteous cause of justice and equality.