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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishBirminghamBir‧ming‧ham /ˈbɜːmɪŋəm $ ˈbɜːrmɪŋhæm/  1 a city in the West Midlands of England, the second largest city in the UK, known in the past as a dirty industrial city where cars were made, but now also known as a centre of art and classical music2 a city in Alabama in the US. During the 1960s, there were many protests in Birmingham about the way that African-American people were treated, as part of the civil rights movement. Some of these protests were violent, such as the race riots of 1963, and others were non-violent, such as the protests led by Martin Luther King.
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