By Nathan Howell
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a date to celebrate one of the most influential voices in the history of the civil rights movement. This year, thousands of Alabamians celebrated by attending a political rally at the Boutwell Memorial Auditorium in Birmingham for presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
“There must be a mistake, someone told me Alabama is a conservative state,” Sanders joked as he addressed the crowd of 5,700 people inside the auditorium and another 1,400 in a separate location outside. (more…)