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Southern Christian Leadership Conference Honors Birmingham City Council President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                   Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-254-2036

brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL– The continued efforts by Birmingham City Council President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson to improve his community are being recognized locally. Councilor Roberson was recently awarded the “MLK Keeper of the Dream” Award by the Birmingham Chapter of Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Councilor Roberson was among 6 other honorees to be recognized including, Anne Marie Adams, YWCA of Central Alabama, Otis Wayne Dismuke (Posthumously), Commissioner Sandra Little Brown, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, and the Carlton Reese Memorial Unity Choir.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by a group that has had such an impact both locally and regionally, “Councilor Roberson said. “I look forward to continuing to work with the SCLC to develop new initiatives and projects that will improve the overall quality of life for so many.”

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is a non-violent, direct action, social change organization founded nationally in 1957 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a group of Southern ministers. The Birmingham Metro SCLC promotes civil and human rights worldwide through several avenues, and is dedicated to the continuation of Dr. King’s dream in Metropolitan Birmingham.

“We selected Council President Pro-Tem Roberson because of the outstanding services that he has rendered that have impacted the community in significant ways in the Birmingham-Metropolitan area,” said Bishop Calvin W. Woods, Sr.

A round of applause to Councilor Roberson on this and many other endeavors. He continues to lead the way for District 7.