Alabama Universities plan events to honor MLK

Dec 19, 2013

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) - Events with ties to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. are coming up at Alabama universities. The University of Alabama has lined up Grammy winner John Legend for its Martin Luther King Jr. Realizing the Dream Concert on Jan. 19. Tuskegee University has announced it will honor King's life with a program Jan. 22 at the University Chapel. The former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Louis Sullivan, will speak. Sullivan is the former president of Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. King's daughter, the Rev. Bernice King, will speak at Troy University on Feb. 7. The university says she will give the keynote address for the annual Leadership Conference Celebrating African-American History Month.