Hungry Club

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The Hungry Club was a civic organization modeled after one founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 1945. The predominantly African-American group hosted low-cost lunch meetings and invited political, religious and business leaders to speak on issues concerning its membership and the city.

The group hosted Martin Luther King, Jr at the YMCA on April 10, 1956. It also heard from Jefferson County Commission president Cooper Green in 1966 on civil service jobs, and from Mayor of Birmingham Richard Arrington, Jr in 1979 on his political career and aspirations for the city.