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A moment to reflect

Considering that we’re about to witness history this evening, regardless of who you’re planning to vote for in November, we felt the need to share the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 45 years later.
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Enjoy the ride!

Five citizens to be inducted into the Gallery today

Five citizens are being honored for their contributions to the history of the city of Birmingham by being named the latest additions to the city’s Gallery of Distinguished Citizens. The annual induction ceremony is being held at Vulcan Park this afternoon beginning at 12 p.m. and it’s open to the public.

Oscar Adams, Jr., Colonel Stone Johnson, Nina Miglionico, Steve Orel, & J. Richmond Pearson will be honored with bronze statues and a new interactive kiosk when their likenesses are place in City Hall. Check out the News’ coverage from earlier this week as well.

A look back: April 16

1946:

Milo Carlton and his wife Bea opened the original Milo’s Hamburgers in Norwood.

1963:

Martin Luther King, Jr completed his “Letter from Birmingham Jail“.

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UPDATE: Opinions on the state of King’s Dream

UPDATE: 4:47 p.m. Andr√©’s editorial is now available. See the link at the end of the post.

As we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 40th observance of the date of his assassination, let’s take a moment and listen to the words of the fallen solider of the Civil Rights movement delivered the evening before he died (RealAudio file).

We’ve decided to share two editorials with you over on my Birmingham as the nation remembers the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. which occurred some 40 years ago today.

Our first piece comes from our editorial assistant, Leah Walcott, currently a senior at Miles College in Fairfield, AL.

Yours truly will post his own thoughts on the occasion and what it means around 4:45 p.m. this afternoon.  This post is now available over on my Birmingham.