Russell Lewis

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1963 Anniversaries Highlight Civil Rights Lessons

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

On Tuesday in Washington, D.C., the four girls killed in the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., posthumously received the Congressional Gold Medal. The recognition comes after a year of civil rights ceremonies across the South. The events have drawn renewed attention to how the civil rights movement should be taught to a younger generation.


UPS Plane Crashes Near Birmingham, Ala.; 2 Dead

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A UPS cargo plane crashed near the airport in Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday morning. The pilot and co-pilot were both killed.


PHOTO: Shark Cruises Florida Beach

Monday, July 15, 2013

NPR's Russell Lewis got quite a view from the beach Monday as a hammerhead cruised among swimmers. Check the picture he snapped.


Minor Leaguer Takes Mature Strides To Become Better

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Birmingham Barons infielder Tyler Saladino is still in AA, but his maturity, ball skills and intellect keep his major league aspirations alive. After Saladino's rise to AAA for a few weeks, coaches believe he will eventually become a major league baseball player.


Jury Selection Begins In George Zimmerman Trial

Monday, June 10, 2013

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin last year. Zimmerman saw Martin walking through his neighborhood at night, in the rain and wearing a hoodie. The two fought and the case centers on whether it was murder or self-defense. The racially-charged trial also drew its share of protesters at the courthouse.


Old Newspapers Shed New Light On Emmett Till Murder

Sunday, March 31, 2013

New details about one of Mississippi's most infamous murders are coming to light — more than a half-century later. The death of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black boy who allegedly whistled at a white woman, helped spark the civil rights movement.


More Airports Renovating, Adding New Terminals

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

On Wednesday, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth airport in Alabama opens its newly renovated terminal, the first phase of an expansion and upgrade that will cost more than $200 million. The airport is among many across the country being updated decades after they were built.


In Alaska's Iditarod Sled Race, Vets Are A Dog's Best Friend

Saturday, March 02, 2013

It's called the "Last Great Race on Earth" and spans nearly 1,000 miles. Along the trail, veterinarians will be there at checkpoints to make sure the dogs competing are healthy enough to make it through the final dash.