The Sunrise News Sampler
Yesterday, high school students from around the state participated in the Champions for Change Conference at the University of Alabama, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the schools desegregation. Rev. Kelvin Croom, pastor of College Hill Baptist Church and a retired educator, and Stephen Black, director of UA’s Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, addressed the group.
Al.com reports that this evening, Governor Bentley is scheduled to attend a gathering at Foster Auditorium, the site where then-Governor George Wallace stood in the doors, declaring segregation at the university forever.
In other news, the first votes in the full Senate on immigration overhaul are set for this afternoon to determine whether or not debate will move forward on the issue. Meanwhile, President Obama is inviting law enforcement, labor and business leaders to the White House to show they support an immigration overhaul.
According to MSN, Cher is set to perform live on NBC’s “The Voice.”