The BMDC’s second annual MLK Unity Walk was held Saturday, Jan. 14, at Railroad Park. More than 500 people registered for the walk – that’s more than double last year’s numbers. This year’s Unity Walk honored late civil rights legends Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth and promoted healthy living all at once. Corporate sponsors for the event included Ball Healthcare Services. The Birmingham News published an article and a striking photo of the event the following day in its Sunday edition.
2011 MLK Unity Walk Video
A special thanks
A big thank you to those who helped plan, sponsor, or took part in our inaugural MLK Unity Walk on January 15, 2011, at Railroad Park. We had a great turnout. Over 200 people showed up before the walk ended at noon to help us celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
TheMLK Unity Walk which was themed “Freeing the Past to Make Room for Progress”, was all about bringing the community together and raising awareness of our need to build an inclusive community that honors and welcomes diversity.
Our corporate sponsors who helped make the event possible were Royal Cup Coffee, Coca-Cola, and Eastview Healthcare Center. Now, we turn our thoughts forward to having an even bigger turnout for next year’s MLK Unity Walk!