Multiple Events Mark King Day Holiday in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - From speeches to volunteer opportunities, a variety of activities are under way to mark the King holiday in Alabama.

Unity breakfasts were held in Birmingham, Huntsville and Tuscaloosa, and some groups are focusing on getting people out and active in their community to mark the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Hands On Birmingham hopes to have as many as 2,000 performing volunteer work today.

Parades are scheduled in cities large and small, from Montgomery to Montevallo. And a civil rights rally is scheduled at Birmingham's Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, the site of a bombing that killed four black girls in 1963.

State and federal offices will reopen tomorrow.

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