Alston, Jones to keynote MLK programs Monday

Two events honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held Monday, at different times.

Former NFL player and movie maker Jon Alston, will be the keynote speaker for the City’s MLK program scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday at the W.L. “Jack” Howard Theater Complex.

Alston will speak on the theme “Renewing our community through service.”

Born in Monroe, Louisiana, Alston attended Stanford University on a football scholarship where he studied Public Policy and Dramatic Writing. Alston was drafted 77th overall in the 2006 NFL draft. After five seasons, Alston retired in 2011 at the age of 27. Alston founded his production company (CGFC) in January of 2011.

The city will present awards to citizens including the James Sharp, Jr. Justice Award, the B. D. Robinson Unity Award, the…

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