The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) has announced its “Unity Day” events on Monday, January 17, 2022. These events also celebrate and honor the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Unity Day Event Schedule - Monday, January 17, 2022

11:00 am until 11:45 am

Bands and Dance Teams

11:45 am

Line Up for the March

Noon

Unity Day March starting at Beulah Baptist Church and ending at City Hall

5:00 pm

Mass Rally at the First African Baptist Church

Locations

Beulah Baptist Church

3100 25th St, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

First African Baptist Church

2621 Stillman Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

The National SCLC commented that “in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is renewing its commitment to bring about the promise of “one nation, under God, indivisible” together with the commitment to activate the “strength to love” within the community of humankind.”

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Pastor James Williams, President of the Tuscaloosa Chapter of the SCLC said that “Unity Day in Tuscaloosa is special and founded in the guiding principles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” When asked the objective of the 2022 Unity Day festivities, Williams, said that it is to “promote oneness within our communities.” Also, he is promoting the platform of “We the People” which comes from the Preamble of the United States in which “We the People” can come together in unity.”

The SCLC is a civil rights organization which 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.

(Source) Press Release from SCLC sent to Townsquare Media and a phone interview with Pastor James Williams. Click here for more information about the National SCLC. Click here for more information from the National Park Service.

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