Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The 28th annual community-wide Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Breakfast held by the Crispus Attucks Community Center will take place on Monday, January 18 on the MU campus. The MLK Breakfast commemorates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and it strives to inspire people to continue the work King began more than 60 years ago.

The breakfast will be held in Marauder Courts at the Student Memorial Center. Coffee and conversation begins at 6:30 a.m., while the breakfast and program begin at 7 a.m. This year’s speaker is Randall Robinson, Esq.

Additionally, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Millersville University will observe a moment of remembrance at 11:45 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, as the University’s Old Main Bell in the Alumni Bell Tower tolls 39 times, symbolic of the number of years of King’s life.

On February 4, Millersville University’s Frederick Douglass Black Culture Celebration will take place.  It is sponsored by the  Black Student Union, NAACP College Chapter at Millersville and the President’s Commission on Cultural Diversity & Inclusion. The keynote will be given by Cheryl Brown Henderson.

Her father is the late Rev. Oliver L. Brown who in the fall of 1950 filed suit, with other families, on behalf of their children, against the local Board of Education.  The case became known as the landmark decision: Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.

Brown Henderson is the Founding President of the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, and owner of Brown & Associates, an educational consulting firm. She has extensive background in education, business and civic leadership, having served on and chaired various local, state and national boards. In addition she has two decades of experience in political advocacy, public policy implementation and federal legislative development.

Since its establishment in 1988, the Brown Foundation has provided scholarships to more than 100 minority students, presented awards to local, state and national leaders, established libraries for children in low income communities, developed curriculum on Brown for educators across the country, created traveling exhibits and a website on Brown, and sponsored programs on diversity and educational issues for thousands of people.

This free presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. in Clair Hall at the Winter Center and is open to the public.  While the event is free, tickets are required and will be available at the ticket office and at the door.

 

 

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