About Us

A Cultural Space, A Cultural Storehouse The Ballard House is a cultural space, dedicated to honoring the heritage, voices, and contributions of Birmingham's African American community in the decades from our city's founding, leading to and through, the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement. Learn More


Cultural Storehouse - Through its cultural & educational programs, historical research, exhibits, strategic planning initiatives in historical preservation, and educational programs of engaged dialogue, this cultural storehouse... Learn More


We host cultural & educational programs and special events such as: tour groups, oral histories, community conversations, organizational meetings, receptions, community gatherings, book signings as well as visual & performing arts. Learn More

About Us

The Ballard House Project, Inc.

We are a community that does not know enough about it history. This is likely true of most of us, no matter where we live. In Birmingham, there exists a cultural space, dedicated to honoring the heritage and voices of Birmingham's African-American community. If the walls of an 83 year old, historic building in Birmingham, Alabama could talk, what would they tell us today about decades of persistence and resistance movements in the city's history in the contributions of the African-American community?

Commemorating 60 Years of


Remembrance | Reflection | Reconciliation

To our partners, residents, and visitors

Thank You

for your participation and support in the

BHP Community Gathering with

Dr. Eddie Glaude!!!!

Thank You Birmingham!

Dear Birmingham, your presence and response on Sept. 14th made our collective experience with Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr. transformative!
We are grateful for your support!!! More clips and images to come!



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Our Mission

What's The Ballard House Project's Mission?

Over the last seven years, a core group of dedicated residents has worked to restore the building, bring a vibrant past alive, and share its relevance and lessons learned to children and adults today through comprehensive programming.

The Ballard House Project, Inc. (BH Project), seeks to preserve Birmingham’s African-American historic legacy and places. The organization hosts workshops, exhibits, and special events that educate children and adults while promoting awareness, dialogue, and a diverse community connection to its heritage and culture.

Creating a cultural space & gardens with programming that honors the history of Birmingham’s African-American community from the early 1900’s, it strives to educate and inspire, enhance community identity, enrich dialogue and understanding, bridge areas of discord, and contribute to the cultural economy of Birmingham.

We welcome your interest, visit, and/or generous donation of an oral history or charitable donation to the mission of The Ballard House Project, Inc.

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