The city of Birmingham and Mayor Bell had a big 'thank you' Thursday for Regions Bank for their financial and volunteer support for several Civil Rights anniversary events, including:
• The MLK Project, a play based on Dr. Martin Luther King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail to be performed in April through a collaboration between the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Red Mountain Theater Company.
• Birmingham Museum of Art "Art and Conversation Etched in Collective History" coming in August
• Faith and Politics Institute Alabama Pilgrimage in March
• Metro Birmingham Branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 50th Anniversary recognition events
• Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the church bombing
• Birmingham Metro Chapter Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) State Convention
The donation of time and money is part of what the bank says is a desire to make the community a better place.
"As you think about the community thriving, that's certainly good for business," Bill Horton, the Regions North Central Alabama President, said. "But we all have to come together and work together and here's just another example of trying to make life better here in Birmingham."
Regions also announced they will give away $120,000 in scholarships for high school and college students.
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