THE BIRMINGHAM CIVIL RIGHTS HERITAGE TRAIL ADVISORY BOARD chaired by Renee Kemp-Rotan, included Dr. Odessa Woolfolk ; President Emeritus, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute/BCRI; Dr. Lawrence Pijeaux, President and CEO/BCRI; Dr. Horace Huntley, Historian, Author, Former Director Oral History Project/BCRI; Marjorie White, Executive Director Birmingham Historical Society; Colonel Stone Johnson, Foot Solider; Rev Calvin Woods, Foot Soldier, President Birmingham Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Gwenn Webb, Foot Soldier; Mrs. Sephira Shuttlesworth; Victor Blackledge, Child Foot Solider/Former Deputy Director of City Planning; Karla Calvert, Lawyer and City Preservationist; Doris Powell, Community Leader, Fountain Heights; Kamau Afrika, Community Activist; Nathan Hicks, Director Urban Impact/4th Avenue Historic District; J. D. Appling, The Tourism Scene; Shirley Floyd, Director, Civil Rights Activists Committee; Tommy Wrenn, Founder Civil Rights Activists Committee; Bob McKenna, City Council Liaison; Michael Wade, City GIS/Geographer and Vickii Howell, Trail Text Researcher, CEO, Avant Media representing a broad spectrum of preservationists, current and former activists, historians, planners and neighborhood leaders.

Additional support was given by the Birmingham Historical Society, the Greater Birmingham Convention and Tourism Bureau, Tourism Cares, the Birmingham Public Library, the Birmingham Alabama Foot Soldiers, the Birmingham News, Corbin Designs, Corbis Images, AP Press and O’Neal Steel.