Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is hosting the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Unity Breakfast on January 15, 2024, and the guest speaker is catching some heat from a local community activist.
Frank Matthews, who founded the Outcast Voters League in 1999, said State Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D-Birmingham) needs to "sit down" when it comes to politics.
Matthews accused BSC of cooking the books and said there was a media cover-up. He listed alleged racist incidents involving BSC history and said "any other university would've been shut down."
The private school has recently been threatened with closing due to previous administration missteps and declining enrollment.
This will be the first year the MLK Unity Breakfast has been held at BSC. It will be at the Norton Student Center.
In the Facebook post, Matthews called the decision to hold the breakfast honoring King a "debacle" and a "travesty."
"ITS PROVE THE FACTS JUST HOW CORRUPT AND RACIST #ALABACKWARD," he posted. "STILL IS! THERES NO WAY ANY BLACK INTITUTION.WOULD GET AWAYS WITH THE CRIMES BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN COLLEGE. IS GETTING WITH!!"
Matthews also pointed out that Givan, who is running for Alabama's new congressional District 2, only had 2% support in a recent poll."
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