Friends Guild sponsors civil rights presentation

Special to The Log
The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will sponsor a program that focuses on life in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963 at the time of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, which inspired the speech by attorney Charles Morgan Jr. PIctured are the young victims of the blast and Morgan. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO]

The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will sponsor a free afternoon presentation, “Civil Rights — How Far Have We Come,” at 2 p.m. Feb. 12 at the library. The program will focus on life in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963 at the time of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing that inspired the electrifying speech by attorney Charles Morgan Jr.

Moderators for the program are Pam Horowitz, Morgan’s former law associate and current board member of the Southern Poverty Law Center; and wife of civil rights icon Julian Bond; Camille Morgan, wife of the late Charles Morgan Jr. and local resident; and Charles Morgan III, son of Morgan and well-known area restaurateur.

For additional information about this program, please contact the Friends Guild at friendsofthedestinlibrary@gmail.com.