March, rally planned in Montgomery on King holiday
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be remembered with several events in downtown Montgomery on the King holiday Jan. 21.
The organizer of the events, Democratic state Rep. Alvin Holmes, said there has been some type of commemorative event in Montgomery most years since King was assassinated in 1968.
Holmes says there will be a march from the downtown Montgomery post office to the state Capitol starting at 1 p.m. The march will go past the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. King helped lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott as the church's pastor in the 1950s.
At the end of the march there will be a rally on the Capitol steps near where King spoke at the end of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March in 1965.