WATCH: Birmingham to host virtual candlelight vigil honoring Rep. John Lewis and Rev. C.T. Vivian

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The City of Birmingham will host a candlelight vigil to honor and remember Civil Rights Icons, Congressman John Lewis, 80, and the Reverend. C.T. Vivian, 95.

Both men who passed on Friday, July 17, worked with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the fight for equality and justice. 

Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin will join several community partners in delivering comments tonight during the vigil.

Also, Birmingham City Hall will be lit up in red, green, gold, and black all week in honor of Congressman Lewis and Rev. Vivian. These colors are significant to Black History Month and the Juneteenth holiday.

The vigil will now be a virtual candlelight vigil after being postponed due to weather last week, and the anticipation of weather this evening.


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