Southern Youth Leadership Development Institute Sponsors Activities To Commemorate The 56th Anniversary Of Montgomery Bus Boycott: New Digital Exhibit of MLK Writings, Discussion with King Family to Highlight Civil Rights Movement’s Impact on Current “Occupy” Movement

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56th Anniversary of Montgomery Bus Boycott

In observance of the 56th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Southern Youth Leadership Development Institute (SYLDI) in partnership with Alabama State University presents the Martin Luther King Jr. Digital Image Exhibit. The exhibit is the result of collaboration between the MLK Center in Atlanta and JP Morgan Chase to digitize the writings and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and present them in an interactive display format to be enjoyed by the public. Activities will also include an in-depth roundtable with members of the family of civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr.
WHEN:     Saturday, December 3, 2011, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                 9:00 a.m. – Reception and Ribbon Cutting/Opening of Exhibit at Alabama State University
                 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – A Conversation with the King Family and
                 Congresswoman Terri Sewell (Dexter Avenue Baptist Church)
                 led by WSFA-4 News Anchor Valorie Lawson at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
                 454 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL

                 Sunday, December 4, 2011, 12:00 noon – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Alabama State University, Ralph David Abernathy Hall, Great Hall of Teachers
                 915 South Jackson Street Montgomery, AL.
WHO:     Members of the Martin Luther King Jr. Family
         Doris Crenshaw, SYLDI Founder and civil rights activist
                 Minister Courtney Meadows
                 Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL)

Co-Sponsors include Alabama State University, Trenholm State Technical College, Regions Bank, First Tuskegee Bank, Montgomery Community Action, Resurrection Church, Hyundai Motors and others.

The Southern Youth Leadership Development Institute (SYLDI) is a non-profit organization aimed with the intent of building leadership and community organization skills in youth ages 5-21.

Contact: Angela Frazier, SYLDI or VERGO PRODUCTIONS


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