The Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Alton will be the site of a special gathering on Sunday to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. The annual event is sponsored by the Alton branch of the NAACP who urge the public to attend to get a better understanding of the history surrounding the civil rights leader.

Admission is free and organizers recommend arriving in advance of the 3pm start time.  Bobby Collins is the keynote speaker, and the Alton Community Choir will also perform.