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Pro-Tem Roberson & special guest Dr. Bernice King help train youth in summer nonviolence camp

camp nowThe daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King is continuing the fight for non-violence. Dr. Bernice King, along with Council President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson, spoke to area youth during the 4th Annual Summer Camp NOW at the 16th Street Baptist Church. Nonviolence Opportunity Watch, or NOW, is a one week camp that draws young people from all over the country to develop their leadership and team building skills. It includes a pilgrimage of the historic civil rights trail from Montgomery to Birmingham. Pro-Tem Roberson says the forum is what his national campaign 100 days of nonviolence is all about. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing visit