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Rowan University Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast

Annual Rowan University Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
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2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
(Jan 17, 2011) Play Dowanload

Guest Speaker: Ambassador Andrew Young. The former mayor of Atlanta, renowned worldwide for his work with civil and human rights, battled segregation along with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during campaigns throughout Alabama.

2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
(Jan 18, 2010) Play Dowanload

Guest Speaker: Activist, actor, and perfomer, Harry Belafonte. Mr. Belafonte spoke about his relationship with Dr. King and his role in the civil rights movement. Mr. Belafonte also spoke about his continuing struggle for equality and preserving the legacy of Dr. King's life and work.

2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
(Jan 19, 2009) Play Dowanload

Guest Speaker: David Wilson, a Rowan Alum who wrote and produced "Meeting David Wilson", a feature length documentary about the enduring legacy of slavery in todays young black society.

2008 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
(Jan 20, 2008) Play Dowanload

Guest Speaker: Rev. Samuel Kyles. The Reverend Samuel "Billy" Kyles was born in Shelby, Mississippi. A longtime leader in the civil rights movement, Kyles has been pastor of the Monumental Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, since 1959. The last hour of Dr. King's life was spent with Kyles and Rev. Ralph Rev. Ralph Abernathy in his room at the Lorraine Motel.

2007 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
(Jan 15, 2007) Play Dowanload

Guest Speaker: Reverend Vashti Murphy McKenzie. Vashti Murphy McKenzie was elected as the first female bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She is also the national chaplain of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and the granddaughter of Delta founder Vashti Turley Murphy.

2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
(Jan 17, 2005) Play Dowanload

Guest Speaker: Julian Bond an American social activist and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement, politician, professor and writer. He was the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Bond was elected to both houses of the Georgia Legislature, where he served a total of twenty years. He has been chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) since 1998.

2004 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
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Guest Speaker: Dick Gregory, American comedian, social activist, social critic, writer, and entrepreneur.

2003 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
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Guest Speaker: Dorothy F. Cotton. From 1960 to 1968, Dr. Dorothy Cotton was the Education Director for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). In that capacity, she worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders, directing the Citizenship Education Program (CEP).

2002 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
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Guest Speaker: Dr. C. T. Vivian, minister, author, and was a close friend and lieutenant of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

2001 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
(Jan 15, 2001) Play Dowanload

Guest Speaker: Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, former Chief of Staff to Martin Luther King Jr.

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