The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is a civil rights organization that was founded in 1957 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bayard Rustin, Ralph Abernathy, Fred Shuttlesworth, and others.” This was an effort to have a regional organization that could better coordinate civil rights protest activities across the South,” according to the National Park Service.

According to the Tuscaloosa Chapter of the SCLC's press release, they invite everyone to “come out and help celebrate the life, legacy, and birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

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Here is everything you need to know about the Tuscaloosa Chapter of the SCLC events to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuscaloosa’s SCLC 2024 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Unity Day” Celebrations

Monday, January 15, 2024

8 a.m.

The Unity Breakfast at Beulah Baptist Church

The church is located at 3100 25th St, Tuscaloosa

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Judge Ricky McKinney, Pastor of the Weeping Mary Missionary Baptist Church.


March for Justice

The Unity March will begin at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and Beulah Baptist Church and end at City Hall. Everyone participating in the parade is asked to line up at 11:30 a.m. The school is located at 2430 Martin Luther King Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

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4 p.m.

Rally and Stand for Justice

The Mass Rally will be held at First African Baptist Church at 2621 Stillman Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.

The keynote speaker will be Reverend Dr. Lonnie Weaver, Pastor of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church.

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If you have questions or need more details, call 205.345.3761 and leave a message for Rev. James Williams, President of the Tuscaloosa County Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

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