Scenes from MLK Jr. Day this weekend

A Bham Now Special: Photographer Larry O. Gay, beautifully captures the moments around the Birmingham Civil Rights District (now the Birmingham Civil Rights Monument!) this Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend – January 15-16, 2017.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch walking to the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks at the historic 16th Street Baptist Church

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaking at the 16th Street Baptist Church

Wreath Laying Ceremony at Kelly Ingram Park — Members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity laid a wreath in memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. at his statue in Kelly Ingram Park.

Members of the Birmingham City Council

At Kelly Ingram Park


  • Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.