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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…

Governor Ivey Announces U.S. Civil Rights Trail, 30 Sites in Alabama

Visitors can literally walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, John Lewis and other African -American activists thanks to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. Governor Kay Ivey made Alabama’s announcement of the civil rights trail at a birthday celebration for the late Dr. Martin Luther King at his former church, Dexter Avenue King Memorial…

Butler Co. Civic League Hosts Annual Freedom Breakfast, Celebrates MLK Day

Hatcher speaks at the annual Freedom Breakfast. More than 400 people came out to the Butler County Civic League’s annual Freedom Breakfast celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The BCCL held a traditional breakfast, served by Butler County’s Junior ROTC program. The Greenville High School Choir and Big Pine Level Church Devotional Team perfomed a few songs to entertain the guests….

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…

MLK’s Traveling Bible & Nobel Peace Prize Medal to Go to His Estate

ATLANTA (AP) – The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s estate has settled an ownership dispute with his daughter over the slain civil rights leader’s traveling Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal. King’s two sons and daughter are the sole shareholders and directors of the estate. Dexter Scott King is president and CEO, and Martin Luther King III is chairman of…

Co-founder of the SPLC Receives The King Center’s Highest Honor

Courtesy of SPLC Facebook The King Center will bestow its highest honor, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Nonviolent Peace Prize to Mr. Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center. The ceremony will take place on the 48th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination in the Yolanda D. King Theatre for the Performing Arts, at 449 Auburn…