CONTACT: Penny Kennedy, Center for Black Culture and Research
MEDIA ADVISORY: WVU celebrates 26th annual MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast with Ernest Green from the historic ‘Little Rock Nine’
WHO: The West Virginia University Center for Black Culture and Research
WHAT: 26th annual MLK Day Unity Breakfast celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
WHERE: Mountainlair Ballrooms
WHEN: January 16 at 8 a.m.
This year’s keynote speaker is Ernest Green from the historic Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Green is the eldest of the “Little Rock Nine,” a group of high school students who entered Central High School on the morning of September 25, 1957, following the Supreme Court’s ruling to desegregate schools in 1954.
The MLK Scholarship Award and the MLK Achievement Award will be presented at the breakfast. The scholarship is awarded annually to a WVU student who demonstrates an active interest and meaningful involvement in areas of human rights, civil rights and social justice. The Achievement Award is given to the nominee from West Virginia who best exemplifies working to fulfil King’s commitment.
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