United States delegates from around the country will be in Birmingham today to honor the Civil Rights movement.
Mayor William Bell and U.S. Representative from Alabama Terri Sewell will be welcoming the Faith and Politics Delegation from the United State House and Senate today. Over 32 representatives and senators will be attending the delegation this year.
City official April Odom says this is an annual event, but this year's is very special. She says there are a record-number of people in attendance because of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement and the city's 50 Years Forward campaign.
The delegation will meet at the famous 16th Street Baptist Church, which was bombed in 1963 during the Civil Rights fight. They will be meeting at 2:30 at the church, and discussing the 50 Years Forward campaign as well as faith and politics.
Alabama's 13 will have further coverage of this event when it happens.