Southern Christian Leadership Conference Plans Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial March for April 4th, the Anniversary of Dr. King’s Death

The top of a flier for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial March planned for April 4. (Madison Underwood | AL.com)
The top of a flier for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial March planned for April 4. (Madison Underwood | AL.com)

The Birmingham chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is honoring civil rights icon with a march through downtown Birmingham on Friday, April 4, at noon.

The march will take place on the anniversary of King’s death. King was shot and killed by James Earl Ray on April 4, 1968, while standing on a second floor balcony at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis.

The event is intended to “celebrate the legacy, our victories and embrace the charge to unite as we continue to keep the dream” of King, according to a flier.

The march will begin outside Birmingham City Hall and end at Kelly Ingram Park, site of many of the important protests during the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham.

Click here to read more

Source: AL.com | Madison Underwood | MUnderwood@AL.com 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s