Every year, a group of area citizens gather to honor the memory of Rosa Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005), considered to be the Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement. They meet for breakfast and a program on a Saturday near her birthday.
Selma Mayor Darrio Melton is the guest speaker for this year’s Rosa Parks breakfast to be held Saturday, February 4, at 9 a.m., in the fellowship hall of Greater Mt. Triumph Missionary Baptist Church on Carver Avenue. Anyone 16 and older is welcome to attend.
The following bio was provided by the Rosa Parks Breakfast organizers:
Mayor Darrio Melton is an experienced and trusted leader, problem solver and community builder who has broad and deep policy experience in a wide range of issues including education, transportation and infrastructural, state boards, agencies and commissions, economic development and tourism, and state government.
Mayor Melton’s passion is sharing his insights and experiences to empower individuals, organizations, and communities to reach their goals.
He started his career as a staffer in Alabama’s 7th congressional district, assisting constituents with federal agencies and federal grants. Since that time,
Melton was elected to Alabama’s State House of Representative. He has received covet recognition: 2011 Freshman Legislator of the Year; 2013 House Democratic Caucus Legislator of the Year; 2014 Alabama’s Top 20 Leaders Under 40; Alabama House Democratic Caucus Chair (2014-2016).
Mayor Melton received his Bachelor in Psychology from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and his Masters in Divinity from Emory University. He serves also as a motivational and inspirational speaker. He is also an ordained pastor and spiritual advisor.
He is married to Christi Amory and has two children, Darrio II and Kinslee Joi.