Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Virtual Events Planned in Selma for Martin Luther King Holiday

A list of virtual events is being offered to people in Selma and throughout the area to mark the national holiday honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Monday, January 18, Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Selma along with the Black Belt Community Foundation and the Selma Center for Nonviolence Truth and Reconciliation will present…

Montgomery Church Receives $500K Grant

The Mount Zion Center Foundation, Inc received another $500,000 grant.

Mount Zion A.M.E Zion Church is one step closer to curating the next Civil Rights attraction in Montgomery. Officials have announced that the church has received a $500,000 grant to restore the Mount Zion A.M.E. Zion Church Memorial Annex. The award represents the second $500K grant the group has received. Plans are in the works to restore the church, built…

Selma to Montgomery March Re-enactment

The Selma to Montgomery March was a turning point in the fight for civil rights. On March 7th 1965, a group of 600 people began the march from Selma to Montgomery. Marchers were protesting voter discrimination against black citizens. The peaceful protesters were met by attack dogs, fire hoses, and police batons on the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma. Images…

Event Remembers Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Remembering the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is almost impossible without remembering his speeches. An event featuring the words of Dr. King was held at the Alabama Department of Archives & History Wednesday afternoon. Several local members of the community were invited to read excerpts from some of King’s most famous…

Mobile Food Pantry Marks MLK Day in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr led the Voting Rights Movement in Selma back in 1965 and community service marked the King Day celebration. The annual mobile food pantry is part of a community effort to honor the memory and celebrate the legacy of Dr. King. Students from Auburn University joined local volunteers to pass out…