MLK III to Address MLK, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast

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For the first time in the 28-year history of Rowan University’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, a member of the King family will be the keynote speaker.

GLASSBORO __ For the first time in the 28-year history of Rowan University’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, a member of the King family will be the keynote speaker.

Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of Martin, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, will discuss his father’s legacy and his own quest for equality and justice Jan. 20 in the Eynon Ballroom of Rowan’s Chamberlain Student Center.

Sponsored by the Rowan University Foundation, the breakfast supports the William H. Myers Scholarship Endowment Fund, which provides financial support for high-achieving students.

A civil rights activist, humanitarian and political leader, MLK III has motivated audiences around the world with a message of hope and responsibility and his dedication to nonviolent action against social, political and economic injustice.

King is a political science graduate of Morehouse College who has devoted much of his life to continuing his father’s mission of nonviolent action through his involvement with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), which MLK, Jr. co-founded. He is a former president of the SCLC and was a long-standing member of its board of directors.

The founder of a number of initiatives to promote the personal, educational and occupational development of young people, King in 2006 established the non-profit Realizing the Dream Inc., which merged with the King Center in 2010. He has also shared his father’s message internationally through workshops and programs promoting nonviolence in Bosnia, India, Israel, Palestine, Africa and Sri Lanka as well as the United States.

Tickets for the 9:30 a.m. fundraiser are $75 and must be ordered by Jan. 7.  A limited number of tickets including a meet-and-greet session with King are available for $100. To order, contact Rowan’s Alumni Relations Office at 856-256-5400 or alumni@rowan.edu. Tickets may also be purchased online.