A DAY OF COMMEMORATION: TUSCALOOSA GROUPS PREPARE TO CELEBRATE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

The Tuscaloosa community and surrounding area will be remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a special way.

Several events will be taking place on Monday in honor of the late Reverend.

The Tuscaloosa’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference will be hosting a day full of remembrance starting at 7 a.m. at Beulah Missionary Baptist Church. Following a breakfast at the church, a unity march will be held at MLK Elementary School. The day of festivities will conclude with a mass worship service at 6 p.m. at the First African Baptist Church. Rev. Bruce Henderson will be the speaker of this occasion.

Members of the Tuscaloosa community are placing emphasis on the importance of unity.

“This year we are talking about unity and the march is for unity,” said Reginald Kennedy, Tuscaloosa Board Chairman. “Most times when we think of unity we think about black and white, but it’s more to unity than that, and that’s what we are pushing. We are trying to get people to understand there needs to be unity between the communities and police department.”

In addition to the SCLC’s day of events, people are also able to participate in other festivities in the surrounding areas. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute will also be hosting an event to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Admission will be free for all.

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