Contact Us

Coca-Cola Releases Civil Rights Commemorative Bottle in Birmingham

Birmingham Alabama Civil Rights Coca Cola
Image courtesy of Big Communications

The City of Birmingham is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, and Coca-Cola has released a limited-edition commemorative glass bottle in honor of this milestone in American History. Southern Living writes the following:

“In 1963, The Magic City was the nerve center of the country’s battle for racial equality. From Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” that first galvanized the fight for Civil Rights, to the 16th Street Baptist Church bombings, to protests at Kelly Ingram Park, the city’s storied streets and buildings are rife with memories from this tumultuous era. In recognition of its pivotal role in the movement, Birmingham was selected as the first of seven historically significant cities in which the bottle will be sold. Other participating cities include: Selma and Montgomery, AL; Columbia, SC; Jackson, MS and Washington D.C., while a few additional cities have yet to be announced.

Each eight-ounce bottle bears a “50 Years Forward” logo—a commemorative campaign for the Civil Rights Movement designed by Big Communications, a Birmingham-based PR company.

Over the course of the year, Coca-Cola will also be sponsoring events, service projects, and educational activities within Birmingham. The company will also demonstrate their recognition of the Civil Rights Movement by awarding grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities for first generation scholarships.”

 Would you purchase a commemorative Coke? What do you think of the idea?

More from 95.3 The Bear

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://953thebear.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WFFN 95.3 THE BEAR quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on WFFN 95.3 THE BEAR quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!