Man conducting walk for literacy from Birmingham to Montgomery

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — One man is on a mission to raise awareness about illiteracy in Alabama.

He’s doing it in a major way.

Dr. Artis Murphy is walking from Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham to the steps of the Alabama State Capitol building in Montgomery.

This is the ninth year he’s performed The Walk For Literacy.

He says he will stop and talk to anyone who will listen along the way.

“I walk for all children of Alabama, all people of Alabama,” Murphy said. “No matter the color, no matter the political preference – I walk for the state of Alabama.”

Murphy is walking along Highway 31.

His travels will take him through five counties and should allow him to reach Montgomery in one week.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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