Eventful day in Birmingham remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. and honoring civil rights leaders

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50th Anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. observed on April 4, 2018 at Kelly Ingram Park. Photo by Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now.

Earlier this week,  the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination was commemorated  with activities and events around Kelly Ingram Park, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and 16th Street Baptist Church.  The day-long observance culminated in the evening with the Birmingham Metro Southern Christian Leadership Conference  hosting their annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Banquet.  The event was headlined by Apple CEO and Alabama native Tim Cook.

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April is Earth Month in Birmingham. Check out our tip sheet

Cahaba RIver Society’s Latonya Scott

Forty-eight years ago, on April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was held in Alabama, the United States and the world. That one event launched the global environmental movement.  Today in Birmingham, nearly five decades later, Earth Day is a month-long celebration.

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Birmingham area churches prepare for Easter (photo gallery)

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Parishioners at All Saints Episcopal Church in Homewood. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

According to the city of Birmingham website, the Magic City has over 1300 churches in the metro area. On the morning before Easter 2018, Bham Now traveled throughout the metro area taking photos of churches and in some cases, parishioners preparing for the holy day.

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Moss Rock Preserve and Shades Creek Greenway added to the Alabama Birding Trails

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The Moss Rock Prairie/Meadow with Goldfinches in the golden Eared Coreopsis. Photo from the Friends of Moss Rock Preserve Facebook page.

Earlier this year, the Alabama Birding Trails program announced the addition of 10 new birding trail sites across Alabama, including two in the Birmingham area, the Moss Rock Preserve in Hoover and the Shades Creek Greenway in Homewood.

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