February 27, 2017

Montgomery County’s Office of Human Rights Adds Two Special Programs for the Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience

Two unique events have been announced for the Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience, which is an annual civil rights historic bus tour that retraces the steps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights heroes. The two exceptional programs accentuate the violence and struggles of those who steadfastly fought for social justice and human rights.

Prosecuting Attorney Doug Jones will tell the gavel-to-conviction story of the trial of the murderers who bombed the Sixteen Street Baptist Church on September 15, 1963. The bombing killed four innocent young girls preparing for Sunday School.

The Carl Reece Memorial Mass Choir will perform an inspirational concert exclusively for those on the Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience tour. More than 50 years ago, the Choir sang at the Sixteen Baptist Church Mass Meeting inspiring the Birmingham Freedom Fighters to keep fighting for freedom. Today the choir continues to lift its voice with the songs of freedom and justice

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