BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is the site of a weekend event to help document the story of racial violence in America.

The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project is sponsoring a symposium that's being held Saturday at the museum. It's part of an effort to gather stories of race-related homicides and other violence from 1930 through 1970.

The organization is seeking witnesses and relatives of victims as part of an oral history project. It's also after resources including photographs, newspaper articles and correspondence for its archives.

The TimesDaily reports the symposium and justice project are backed by the law school at Northeastern University. Grants from the Alabama Department of Education and Carnegie Corp. of New York are helping fund the event.

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Information from: TimesDaily, http://www.timesdaily.com/