PHOTOS & VIDEOS - What you missed on 8/28 and 8/29 in Birmingham

Programming Note: More tonight on TheBlaze​ TV.

  • 5pm ET - Highlights from the weekend in Birmingham
  • 8pm ET - Glenn's full speech from Restoring Unity
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    When the long-awaited week of Restoring Unity arrived, downtown Birmingham caught fire with an excitement unlike anything the city had ever seen. Thousands gathered from far and near, united with a clear understanding of their purpose - to stand together, regardless of racial or religious differences, firm in the belief that All Lives Matter.

    Before the scheduled events began, impromptu gatherings began to form where people assembled to share in the excitement. Watch.

    On Friday afternoon, volunteers met at Guiding Light Church for training and to build signs in preparation for the march the following day.

    IMG_2332 Volunteers build signs for the Restoring Unity march at Guiding Light Church in Birmingham, AL, August 28, 2015 (Photo by Ted Tuttle)

    IMG_2335 Volunteers build signs for the Restoring Unity march at Guiding Light Church in Birmingham, AL, August 28, 2015 (Photo by Ted Tuttle)

    IMG_2334 Volunteers build signs for the Restoring Unity march at Guiding Light Church in Birmingham, AL, August 28, 2015 (Photo by Ted Tuttle)

    IMG_2338 Volunteers build signs for the Restoring Unity march at Guiding Light Church in Birmingham, AL, August 28, 2015 (Photo by Ted Tuttle)

    Later that evening, Glenn joined Bishop Jim Lowe at Guiding Light Church to deliver his message to a very full church, as well as thousands more who had gathered outside.

    Crowds fill the Guiding Light Church sanctuary in Birmingham, AL, August 28, 2015 (Photo by Joel West) Crowds fill the Guiding Light Church sanctuary in Birmingham, AL, August 28, 2015 (Photo by Joel West)

    IMG_2330 Thousands gather on the lawn outside Guiding Light Church in Birmingham, AL, August 28, 2015 (Photo by Ted Tuttle)

    IMG_2340 Thousands gather on the lawn outside Guiding Light Church in Birmingham, AL, August 28, 2015 (Photo by Ted Tuttle)

    The following is a brief snippet from Glenn's speech at Guiding Light Church on Friday evening.

    "If you are trying to protect yourself, what is the ultimate protection?" Glenn asked. Listen to his answer below.

    The music provided by the Guiding Light Church gospel choir was absolutely beautiful.

    On Saturday morning, more than twenty thousand people gathered to march the same route as the one trod by Martin Luther King, Jr and his followers, making it the largest march in Birmingham to date, since that one in 1963.

    _MG_6624-L Glenn Beck speaks to marchers gathered in front of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Raphael Cruz offers an invocation with marchers gathered in front of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Raphael Cruz offers an invocation with marchers gathered in front of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    IMG_2358 Crowds assemble to march as a blimp displaying "#AllLivesMatter" flies overhead in Birmingham, AL, August 28, 2015 (Photo by Ted Tuttle)

    Thousands of marchers follow the same route Martin Luther King, Jr. marched in 1963 in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Thousands of marchers follow the same route Martin Luther King, Jr. marched in 1963 in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    A man plays a shofar as marchers follow the same route Martin Luther King, Jr. marched in 1963 in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) A man plays a shofar as marchers follow the same route Martin Luther King, Jr. marched in 1963 in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Marchers hold signs as they follow the same route Martin Luther King, Jr. marched in 1963 in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Marchers hold signs as they follow the same route Martin Luther King, Jr. marched in 1963 in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Drummers play on the street as marchers follow the same route Martin Luther King, Jr. marched in 1963 in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Drummers play on the street as marchers follow the same route Martin Luther King, Jr. marched in 1963 in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    The march ended right outside of Legacy Arena at the BJCC, where the main event was to be held. Before the crowds arrived, Glenn rehearsed his speech to an empty stadium.

    Glenn Beck rehearses his speech before the event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Glenn Beck rehearses his speech before the event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Staff members listen as Glenn Beck rehearses his speech before the event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Staff listen as Glenn Beck rehearses his speech before the event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Glenn Beck rehearses his speech before the event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Glenn Beck rehearses his speech before the event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Glenn Beck and his wife Tania wait backstage with David Barton before the Restoring Unity event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Glenn Beck and his wife Tania wait backstage with David Barton before the Restoring Unity event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Soon, crowds began to fill the arena and the show started in full swing.

    The choir from Guiding Light Church sings at the Restoring Unity event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) The choir from Guiding Light Church sings at the Restoring Unity event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Attendees raise their hands to the music at the Restoring Unity event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Attendees raise their hands to the music at the Restoring Unity event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Actor Jon Voight dances with the choir on stage at the Restoring Unity event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Actor Jon Voight dances with the choir on stage at the Restoring Unity event in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    _MG_7331-L Audrea Taylor addresses millennials in the crowd at Restoring Unity in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    _MG_7399-L Falma Rufus talks about the power of prayer at Restoring Unity in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    _MG_7564-L The band "I Am Spartacus" plays at Restoring Unity in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    _MG_7615-L Matthew West sings at Restoring Unity in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    _MG_7408-L Pastor Jonathan Gentry speaks at Restoring Unity in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    _MG_7473-L Bishop Jim Lowe of Guiding Light Church delivers a rousing speech at Restoring Unity in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    _MG_7770-L Glenn Beck speaks at Restoring Unity in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    IMG_2379 Crowds assembled at Legacy Arena at the BJCC listen to Glenn Beck speak in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Ted Tuttle)

    IMG_2384 Crowds assembled at Legacy Arena at the BJCC turn on their phone lights in a display of unity during Glenn Beck's speech in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Ted Tuttle)

    IMG_2383 Crowds assembled at Legacy Arena at the BJCC turn on their phone lights in a display of unity during Glenn Beck's speech in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Ted Tuttle)

    _MG_7675-L Glenn Beck speaks at Restoring Unity in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    _MG_7657-L Glenn Beck speaks at Restoring Unity in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Later that night, Glenn and the Erwin Brothers showed the crowd a premiere of the movie Woodlawn at Legacy Arena at the BJCC.

    Glenn introduces makers and cast members of Woodlawn in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Glenn introduces makers and cast members of Woodlawn in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Makers and cast members discuss Woodlawn in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher) Makers and cast members discuss Woodlawn in Birmingham, AL, August 29, 2015 (Photo by Amber Fisher)

    Want more photos and videos of the event? Instagram showed over 1,400 photos tagged with the hashtag #NeverAgainIsNow and around 450 tagged with #RestoringUnity.

    As politicians and the mainstream media continue to insist that America is divided and at each other's throats, Dr. Ben Carson has a different message. He joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to discuss his time in the Trump administration and how we move forward and heal America. Overall, he says, we must realize "Americans are NOT each other's enemies."

    Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation, or enjoy the full interview with Dr. Ben Carson here.

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    Does parody even exist anymore? Filmmaker Ami Horowitz recently went to Yale University to ask students to sign his 'petition' to repeal the U.S. Constitution — and they actually did it!

    Ami joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" recently to describe how this wasn't just a few people — this was 65 percent of those he asked, and NO ONE seemed to think it was a bad idea.

    Watch the video below to hear more from Ami Horowitz:

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    The far left is tearing apart the social fabric of our country in the name of "progress." From its emphasis on government dependency, to the $15 minimum wage, to the embrace of Marxist Critical Race Theory in our schools, the Left is destroying our culture and way of life.

    On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck spoke with Christopher Rufo, director of the Center on Wealth and Poverty, about the latest insane example of the Marxist lies destroying the minds of our kids: A New York school sent parents a "white identities" chart advocating for "white traitors" and "white abolitionists."

    Watch the video clip below or find the full episode here:

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    There is an all-out assault on the social fabric of our country. The kids are NOT all right. In the name of "progress," we're destroying their minds with Marxist lies. In the name of "safety," we're destroying their souls by keeping them locked down.

    On his Glenn TV special this week, Glenn Beck takes on the national suicide that the Left is committing by destroying our culture and way of life and how it's also leading to actual suicide of our kids. Experts on the front lines expose how the lies of critical race theory are crippling our children's future and provide tools for parents to fight back.

    Finally, Glenn hears from a parent who tragically lost his teen son, who took his own life due to COVID isolation. He has a powerful message for parents, teachers, and politicians who he says are failing our kids.

    Watch the special in full below:

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