Charles Steele http://apr.org en Crowd Gathers At Ala. Capitol For King Day Rally http://apr.org/post/crowd-gathers-ala-capitol-king-day-rally <p>More than 500 people attended a rally on the steps of the Alabama Capitol to celebrate civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.</p><p>King Day fell on the same day that President Barack Obama was sworn in for a second term as the nation's first black president.</p><p>Speakers Monday included Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, who called the King Day celebration "a great day for America."</p><p>Earlier Monday, Southern Christian Leadership Conference President Charles Steele told a Unity Breakfast in Birmingham that there was still much work to be done to fulfill King's dream.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:51:25 +0000 The Associated Press 23505 at http://apr.org Crowd Gathers At Ala. Capitol For King Day Rally