There’s so much more to the NFL protests besides controversy

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“Taking a knee is not without precedent Mr. President,” tweeted Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, along with a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

While history is busy repeating itself these days, how long has kneeling been a symbol of civil rights?

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Via Daily Mail UK, courtesy of Bettman Archive

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Birmingham kicks off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a special appearance by Jesse Jackson

Join the Reverend Jesse Jackson at Birmingham’s iconic 16th Street Baptist Church this Sunday, January 8, 2016, as he preaches in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s upcoming birthday. The service begins at 10:45 a.m.

The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. at the 16th Street Baptist Church, delivering the eulogies for Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley. Photo by Matt Herron, courtesy of Take Stock/The Image Works via Time Magazine

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March in Birmingham to push for Civil Rights National Park

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, Birmingham residents will march from the A.G. Gaston Motel to Kelly Ingram Park on Sunday, August 28th at 6:00pm. The march hopes to garner support for legislation that would create a Civil Rights National Park in the city known most for its crucial role in the Civil Rights Movement.

There will also be a performance by soul artist, Ledisi, at Kelly Ingram Park.

Learn more and register for the event here.