Bernice King Alabama

Civil Rights Tourism: Birmingham
1:11 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Civil Rights Tourism: Birmingham

Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Bernice King, Governor Robert Bentley
Stan Ingold

All year long on Alabama Public Radio we’re looking back on pivotal moments in the fight for civil rights. Many of the landmarks in the battle against segregation can voter discrimination are now tourist attractions. We have already looked at sites in Selma and Montgomery on Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail and now we head to Birmingham.

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50th Anniversary Civil Rights
7:44 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Marker to Honor King's Birmingham Jail Letter

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Alabama's governor plans to join Birmingham officials to unveil a marker commemorating where Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his "Letter from Birmingham Jail."

King's youngest daughter, Bernice King, is scheduled to speak at the ceremony at noon Tuesday next to the site of the old city jail.

April 16 marks the 50th anniversary of King writing the letter while jailed for his role in civil rights demonstrations. He wrote the letter after some white Alabama clergy suggested he find ways other than demonstrations to seek racial equality.