Dr. Martin Luther King

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Plans Changing in Montgomery Due to COVID-19

The City of Montgomery has announced that its plans to remember the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be changing this year in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The national holiday honoring Dr. King is Monday, January 18. “As rising COVID-19 rates threaten our overall health and safety, we must take precautions and…

Changemakers: Fred Gray, A Titan of the Civil Rights Movement

Earlier this month, the country marked the 64th anniversary of the Montgomery bus boycott. This month’s changemaker played a crucial role in the success of that effort… resulting in desegrating the Montgomery city bus system in the 1950’s. Civil rights attorney Fred Gray, a Montgomery native, is a titan of the civil rights movement who has played a key role…

The Lilly Baptist Church Celebrates 50 Years With Pastor Thomas E. Jordan

When Pastor Thomas E. Jordan become Pastor, The Lilly Baptist Church in West Montgomery had 93 members. Fast forward to 2019, and this church has more than 1200 active members. Pastor Jordan was 23 when he was named Pastor at the church, and has served faithfully for 50 years. On Sunday the church will be holding a celebration to commemorate…