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Member of Birmingham City Council honored for non-violence campaign

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A Birmingham councilman was recognized for his work to end youth violence.

Councilman Jay Roberson was awarded the inaugural Coretta Scott King A.N.G.E.L. Award Saturday night in Atlanta. Roberson won for his 100 Days of Non-Violence campaign.

Roberson accepted the award on behalf of 10 thousand young people who took the pledge in Birmingham and Mobile, as well as Atlanta and Saginaw, MI.

"As this country is combating violence in our schools and communities, we must get to the core and spend time with all our young people to pour LOVE into them and share that your life is valuable," posted Roberson onto Instagram with a picture of the award.

He was one of two people receiving the award for adhering to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's philosophy of creating social progress peacefully.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the culmination of the 100 Days of Non-Violence campaign.

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