Martin Luther King Jr.

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…

Volunteers Serve River Region Organizations In Honor of Dr. King

City offices and schools were closed Monday for Martin Luther King, Jr Day. But volunteers used their day off to serve others in the Capital City, in honor of King. HandsOn River Region planned an afternoon of sacrifice to benefit local non profits and organizations. Hundreds of volunteers raked leaves, picked up trash, and cleaned up Montgomery neighborhoods. Projects also…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Statue to be Built in Montgomery

After years of work, the city of Montgomery will be erecting a statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Mayor Todd Strange confirmed the announcement Tuesday on Alabama News Network This Morning. One issue has been funding the project, but Reverend Cromwell Handy says it is fully funded now.  He says that the city of Montgomery, the County and the…