MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Nazarene University, in partnership with Kenyon College and the Knox County community, will present the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast Monday, Jan. 21, from 9-11 a.m., in Peirce Hall, Thomas Hall on the Kenyon College campus. With the theme “Sisters in the Struggle: Pioneers of the Civil Rights Movement,” the breakfast and program will feature speaker Dr. Leslie Harris, Professor of History, Northwestern University.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration, required by Jan. 14, can be made by contacting Hallie Logan at Kenyon College, 740-427-5223, or Trinia Huddleston at MVNU, 740-397-9000, ext. 4600.
The annual event is sponsored by The MLK Legacy Committee, Kenyon College and MVNU.
The morning’s program will also include breakfast, presentation of the 2019 Beulah Apostolic Award, the MLK Essay contest recipients, and First-Knox National Bank and PNC Bank Book Award winners.
There will be special musical guests and community responses from Kenyon College President Dr. Sean Decatur, MVNU President Dr. Henry W. Spaulding II, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard K. Mavis and Gambier Mayor Kachen Kimmel.