Martin Luther King

MLK Day of Service: Protecting the Home of Claudette Colvin in Montgomery

Day of Service – January 18, 2021 – Alabama News Network Day of Service – January 18, 2021 – Alabama News Network Day of Service – January 18, 2021 – Alabama News Network Today was the third and final Day of Service in Montgomery, being held in tribute to the national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The focus…

Civil Rights Leader Rev. Joseph Lowery, Alabama Native, Dies at 98

Civil rights icon the Rev. Joseph Lowery delivers the keynote address at Clark Atlanta University’s fall convocation Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in Atlanta. Lowery urged young people to vote at the event where a voter registration march was planned but canceled because of the weather. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Nationally-known civil rights leader Rev. Joseph E. Lowery has died at the…

Volunteers Celebrate MLK Day Through Service, Sacrifice

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr lived his life serving others. Following his example, local residents volunteered at non-profits and served on the annual Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service. Monday’s cold weather didn’t stop over 200 volunteers from serving on a day remembering an icon- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Well my personal hero is Dr. Martin Luther King,”…

Price for MLK Letter Goes from $6,500 to $95,000 in One Week.

Like flipping a house...

AP-US–Martin Luther King Jr Letter Rare Martin Luther King Jr. letter for sale_again ATLANTA (AP) – A 1966 letter from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is up for auction for the second time in two weeks. The letter contains King’s thoughts on the Vietnam War a year before he publicly spoke out against it. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that…

Rosa Parks Letter about Her 1st Meeting With MLK to be Auctioned

She writes "I knew I would never forget him", after meeting him in Montgomery.

  The Guernsey’s Auction House will sell the two page handwritten note in which she wrote she was “….amazed and astonished” at the youthful appearance and the profound and eloquent speech delivered by M.L.K. Jr….”   You can see the letter and the other items being offered for sale HERE. Categories: Montgomery Metro, News, Statewide Tags: Gurnsey Auctions, letter, Martin…

Martin Luther King’s Barber

He's co-authored a book with Kevin Shird about the old and new Civil Rights Movements

  Watch “Your COmmunity This Week” on ABC Montgomery this Sunday at 9:00 AM or 4:00 PM to hear about their book:   “The Colored Waiting Room” by Kevin  Shird and Nelson Malden   Watch the interview Sunday morning—April 8th— on ABC Montgomery, at 9:00 AM or 4:00  PM Categories: Montgomery Metro, Statewide Tags: ABC Montgomery, book, Kevin Shird, Martin Luther…

ASU To Host 50th Anniversary Commemoration of MLK’s Assassination

  Alabama State University is preparing to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination in Memphis on April 4th. From Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, where he led the congregation in the 1950’s to Alabama State University’s National Center  for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture, ASU will host a day of panels and tributes to…

MLK “War Room” is the Heart of a New National Monument

A motel room once used by Martin Luther King Jr. to plan landmark civil rights protests is the centerpiece of a new national monument in Alabama. President Obama signed an order creating the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument in one of his final acts in office. The announcement Thursday coincides with the upcoming King holiday. In 1963, King stayed at…