Pamela King, assistant professor of history, will have a book signing for her new manuscript on the history of Operation New Birmingham. The event will be held at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at Reed Books downtown, 2021 Third Ave. N.

Operation New Birmingham (ONB) is a non-profit, public/private partnership between the city of Birmingham, Jefferson County and the private business community. The organization’s mission is to promote economic development in Birmingham’s city center and racial justice.

Her book, Fifty Years and Counting: A History of Operation New Birmingham, is an account of the ONB, formally known as the Birmingham Downtown Improvement Association, which began in the late 1950s by a group of Birmingham businessmen interested in preserving the city’s downtown business district. The BDIA changed its name to ONB in 1963.

For more information, contact the UAB Department of History at 934-5634. For directions, call Reed Books at 326-4460.