Archbishop Desmond Tutu's visit to Montgomery Tuesday could turn the spotlight on race relations while raising money to buy shoes for needy children.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner plans to attend a private luncheon with about a thousand business, government and civic leaders and later a public gathering at the Montgomery Civic Center.
Proceeds from the event will support SeedHarvest International's "Little Soles for Little Souls," a project designed to buy two thousand pairs of shoes for poor elementary schoolchildren in Montgomery and in South Africa.
The 72-year-old Tutu retired from office as Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town in 1996 and was named archbishop emeritus shortly after. He won the Peace Prize for his anti-apartheid advocacy.