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Luncheon manifests MLK Jr’s vision for the future

Luncheon manifests MLK Jr’s vision for the future

Haviland Cardinal, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

Donna Brazile said Martin Luther King’s legacy is stronger nowadays than it has ever been. Brazile, the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, was the keynote speaker at this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day luncheon. Diverse members of the greater Evansville community fill...

NAACP President calls for justice, unity at MLK Luncheon

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

January 17, 2017

Middle Passage didn’t make it. The 68-year-old Vietnam War veteran who marched from Selma, Alabama to Washington D.C. as part of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s “America’s Journey for Justice” back in August of 2015 died just short of the nation’s capital as he...

Luncheon keeps MLK’s “dream alive”

Luncheon keeps MLK’s “dream alive”

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer

January 19, 2016

Barry Price, who became the first African-American to earn a doctorate from the Department of History at the University of Texas A&M, spoke at this year’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon.

Actress uplifts crowd during MLK luncheon

Actress uplifts crowd during MLK luncheon

Bobby Shipman

January 20, 2014

Jasmine Guy became enraged when she heard someone call President Barrack Obama “clean and articulate” while working on his first campaign trail – as if an educated black man were some sort of oddity. “Don’t let them tell you this man is a freak of nature. He comes from other men like him. ...

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