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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Apple CEO Tim Cook to receive 2018 Human Rights Award by Birmingham Metro Southern Christian Leadership Conference

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Photo via history.com.

“I have a dream.”

This infamous quote has captivated the world since it was first stated in 1963 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Now, as part of its observance of the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination, the Birmingham Metro Southern Christian Leadership Conference is hosting their annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Banquet on April 4. This year, the organization will honor Apple CEO Tim Cook with its 2018 Human Rights Award. Continue reading “Apple CEO Tim Cook to receive 2018 Human Rights Award by Birmingham Metro Southern Christian Leadership Conference”