Alagasco President and Chief Operating Officer Dudley Reynolds unveiled a commemorative gaslight today as a part of Alagasco’s Lighting the Way campaign. The gaslight was dedicated as a permanent marker in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church where Dr. King was pastor, and the city of Montgomery.
“This gaslight serves as a remembrance of our past, our history and our hopes and dreams for the future,” Reynolds said.
The Rev. Cromwell Handy, pastor of the church, said “This lamp marks the permanence of (King’s) contribution to the unalienable rights of humanity.”
Before the gaslight dedication, Reynolds toured the church where King served as pastor from 1954 to 1960. “It was a special, special honor for me,” Reynolds said. “Thank you for letting us be a part of honoring this important part of history.”
This gaslight is the third of five to be unveiled in cities across Alabama. Alagasco employees were asked to vote for locations of significant historical events to receive the commemorative gaslights. Alagasco has dedicated lights in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. Two other lights will be unveiled in Anniston and Selma later this year.