Events planned to celebrate MLK Holiday in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A number of events are planned for Monday to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The MLK Unity Breakfast kicks off at 7:30 a.m. at the BJCC.

Later on, a wreath will be laid at the statue of Dr. King in Kelly Ingram Park at 10:00 a.m.
At the same time, volunteers from across the city will gather at the Boutwell Auditorium to start the "Hands on Birmingham Day of Service" across the city.

The traditional march starts at noon, followed by a civil rights rally at the historic 16th Street Baptist Church at one.

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is observing the Dr. King's holiday by offering free admission to the public. They will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This year marks the 25th year of the observance.

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