St. Louis goes all out when it comes to the late legendary Dr. Martin Luther King. We have several streets and properties named after this infamous to famous slained civic mogul.
Because even after his death, Dr. Martin Luther King had left a huge reminder that there is still more work to be done. As a result we are continuing the fight in his honor.
It took this remarkable man of many shadows death to open up everyone’s eyes. Even still there are some who will not want to know the dreams he had spoken of.
But there are many who still follow his lead and believe that one day, even though we haven’t fully overcome. We are a force of many leaders and activists who walk in his faith and continue to carry his golden torch.
This Wednesday, the slained Trayvon Martin mother Sybrina Fulton will be a guest speaker. At an event in Dr. Martin Luther King’s honor.
You can live stream the event at SLU.EDU
Breakfast served at 8:00 a.m. and the Program will start at 9 a.m.
RSVP by contacting Rita McMillian at 314-977-2254
The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Tribute hosted by Saint Louis University and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis will be Wednesday, Jan. 11.
The event, featuring speaker Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, will feature a fireside chat. The breakfast will start at 8 a.m. and the tribute will begin at 9 a.m.
Sybrina Fulton is dedicating her life to transforming family tragedy into social change. Since the death of her 17-year-old son, Trayvon Martin, during the violent confrontation in 2012, Fulton has become an inspiring spokesperson for parents and concerned citizens across the country. Her book co-authored with Tracy Martin, Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, shares the intimate story of a tragically foreshortened life and the rise of a movement that awoke a nation’s conscience.
- Bryan Sokol, Ph.D. (Psychology) and Olubukola Gbadegesin, Ph.D. (Art History) will receive the Donald Brennan Humanitarian Award
- Rochelle Smith
- Cliff Franklin
- The Keeley Companies
- Doug Weible
- The St. Louis American Newspaper
- Pastor Andre Alexander – The Tabernacle Community
- St. Louis Development Corporation
In its 10 years, the MLK tribute at SLU has drawn an array of distinguished speakers. In 2018, diplomat and noted civil rights champion Ambassador Andrew Young, delivered the tribute’s keynote address. He received the Civil Rights Legends Award. Young told the crowd, “This country is not going backward.”