Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dexter Ave. King Memorial Baptist Church Celebrates Dr. King

Hundreds packed the sanctuary at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist church, celebrating what would have been Dr. King’s 91st birthday. The event included praise music, dancing, and of course–birthday cake. The church was open for tours all afternoon Thousands visit the landmark church year round, but church members say they especially look forward to the MLK  day crowd. “Today is…

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…

Butler County Honors King’s Life, Legacy

More than 500 community members, local officials and state dignitaries gather in Greenville to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

IMG_0590 Through heartfelt song and a hearty breakfast, hundreds gathered in Butler County Monday morning to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “I came out here today to celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and what he did for not only for America but around the world,” said Tanisity Smith. Each year, the Butler County Civic League marks…

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….

Judge Says MLK Bible Belongs to Civil Rights Icon’s Estate

The judge in a dispute over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize and traveling Bible has ruled the Bible belongs to the civil rights icon’s estate. But in the ruling dated July 1, the judge said the question of ownership of the peace prize will proceed to trial next month unless the two sides reach an agreement…