City Councilors on the Importance of HBCUs to Birmingham — and Vice Versa

Birmingham City Council President Pro Tem Crystal Smitherman doesn’t just know about the HBCU experience. She’s lived it.

Smitherman is a graduate of Hampton University a Historically Black College and University in Virginia. Her mother, Judge Carole Smitherman, of Jefferson County’s 10th Judicial Circuit, attended Spelman College in Atlanta before earning a law degree at Miles College in Fairfield, where her father Alabama Sen. Rodger Smitherman also got his law degree.

By Ryan Michaels
The Birmingham Times