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Peaceful Protest Held in Downtown Montgomery

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Montgomery tonight for a peaceful protest. Police were there watching. The crowd gathered around 8 o’clock near Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, the church where Dr. Martin Luther King was pastor in the 1950s. Police had barricaded Dexter Avenue up the hill from the church to the Alabama Capitol. Protestors largely left the…

Extra: A Conversation with Dr. Martin Luther King’s Barber

Malden Brothers Barbershop sits on Jackson St. in Centennial Hill, a once bustling neighborhood in Montgomery that catered to black citizens at a time when Montgomery was dominated by segregation. Many of the most iconic figures of the civil rights movement were patrons. Nelson Malden was Dr. King’s barber. He remembers their first meeting. “I saw the blue Pontiac pull…