According to officials at the University of Alabama, Gospel singer CeCe Winans is the featured artist for the 2015 Realizing the Dream Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Moody Music Concert Hall on The University of Alabama campus. She will be welcomed and introduced by students from UA, Stillman College and Shelton State Community College.

Winans’ appearance caps off the 26th annual weekend of recognition for the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fox News political analyst Juan Williams (an Emmy-winning journalist whose career spreads across many platforms, including stints with The Washington Post and National Public Radio prior to joining Fox News in 1997)  will deliver the annual Legacy Banquet lecture at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 at the Hotel Capstone.

The Legacy Banquet honors several deserving individuals: Artist and activist Dr. Arthur L. Bacon receives the Mountaintop Award; former Tuscaloosa police chief Ken W. Swindle receives the Call to Conscience Award; and the Horizon Award goes to UA student Tyler Merriweather.

Realizing the Dream partner Southern Christian Leadership Conference once again sponsors Unity Day activities, beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, Jan, 19 with Unity Breakfast at Hay College Center Dining Hall on the Stillman College campus. The Rev. Tyshawn Gardner, pastor of Plum Grove Baptist Church, will be the speaker.

The Unity Day march will begin at noon at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, and the annual Mass Rally begins at the First African Baptist Church, 2621 Stillman Road. The speaker will be the Rev. Jeffrey Cammon, pastor of St. Peter AME Zion Church.

Sponsors for the Realizing the Dream events are Shelton State Community College, Stillman College, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and The University of Alabama.

Legacy Banquet tickets are $25 for individuals or $200 for a table of 10. Dress is semi-formal. Concert tickets are $15.

For more information about Realizing the Dream activities and events, phone 205/348-7111 or email<>.