ASU’s National Center to Observe MLK Holiday with Virtual Event

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Dr. Richard Wills, Sr.


By ASU News Services

The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University will host a virtual observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Thursday, January 12, 2023, from 11 a.m. – noon. The program, titled “Martin Luther King Jr. - The Man and His Time” will be streamed on The National Center’s Facebook page ( and YouTube Premiere page (@ASUCenterforCivilRights).

Dr. Richard Wills, Sr., former pastor of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church (Montgomery, Ala.) and Friendship Baptist Church (Atlanta, Georgia), will be the guest speaker and examine the life of King and his impact on the Civil Rights Movement.

In the mid-twentieth century King helped to lay the framework for a successful non-violent direct action campaign in the United States. Activists the world over, have employed strategies worked out by MLK Jr. to address the unresolved social justice challenges facing people in the twenty-first century.

For more information, contact Ms. Bradly Pettway at 334.229.6888 or email: