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The Alabama Department of Archives and History will present The Words: Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 12:00 pm in its Joseph M. Farley Alabama Power Auditorium. This special program is held in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. King. 

As our nation’s most famous civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a fierce advocate of justice, peace, and equality for all. Widely regarded as one of the greatest orators of the twentieth century, King’s words continue to resonate and inspire millions of people throughout the world a half-century after his death.

In tribute to his life and legacy, the Archives has invited nine members of the community to read excerpts from King’s most famous speeches. Participants include Dr. Felicia Bell, director of the Rosa Parks Museum; the Hon. Steven L. Reed, Probate Judge of Montgomery County; Bertis English, Ph.D, Professor of History, Alabama State University; Micki Beth Stiller, Esq.; Peggy Wallace Kennedy, social activist; H. Randall Williams, Editor-in-Chief, NewSouth Books; the Hon. Delores R. Boyd, (Ret.) U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama; Alexandria Hale, student, Booker T. Washington Magnet High School; and Noah Waters, student, Valiant Cross Academy.

“This event will be a moving memorial to King and a meaningful opportunity for the public to reflect on the significance of his words, how they shaped history, and what they mean for the world today,” said Steve Murray, director of the ADAH.

Admission to The Words is free.

For more information, call (334) 353-3312. 

Wed., Apr. 4, 2018, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

More Information on Website:

Alabama Department of Archives & History, 624 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36130

Free Event

Category: History, Civil Rights, Community

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