Alabama NewsCenter — Can’t Miss Alabama Reflects on Martin Luther King Jr. Through Service Opportunities, Celebrations

| January 15, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

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By Shirley Jackson

Hands On Birmingham
For the past 19 years the residents of Birmingham and surrounding areas have come out by the thousands to give back to their community on MLK Jr. Day of Service. Hands On Birmingham, now United Way Hands On, has refurbished schools, built homes for the needy, fed the homeless, cleaned up neighborhoods, socialized with seniors and more. This year’s event includes a variety of community projects beginning Saturday, Jan. 16 through Monday, Jan. 18. Stay connected at

Negro Southern League Museum
Join the Negro Southern League Museum as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues. The virtual celebration will take place Sunday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. and will feature special guests. To register, visit Follow along on Facebook. Hashtags for the event are #NLBM100, #NegroLeagues100 and #NSLM #NLBM.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) will present its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration virtually Monday, Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Included in the virtual commemorative will be performances by orators and dancers, an encore presentation of BCRI’s community reading of “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and messages from collaborative partners. Virtual presentations will help protect the community and provide an avenue for engaging programming. Tickets are free but must be reserved online. For more information, contact

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