The Freedom Without Walls project is sponsored nationally by the German Missions to the United States in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. The Samford German Club and Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society are proud to participate in the nation-wide celebration by presenting a replica of the Berlin Wall. The walls on display at Samford are four replicas of the section of the Berlin Wall that faced West Berlin. They are donated to Samford by the AlabamaGermany Partnership in cooperation with the Freunde Deutscher Sprache und Kultur (FDSK), the Birmingham German Club.
These walls were decorated by Samford and UAB students and commemorate the freedom sought and achieved by the East German people on November 9, 1989, when they brought about the end of the division of Germany in a peaceful revolution. they also serve as a symbolic representation of the freedom from oppression sought by all people. They were on display at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute from November 9, 2009 until November 23, 2009.
The wall may be viewed on the second floor in the Reading Room.