Celebrating the Dream of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The city of Jacksonville celebrated their 27th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast on Friday, January 17 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville, FL. Soledad O’Brien, former CNN journalist and CEO of Starfish Media Group was the featuring Keynote Speaker on this commemorating event which honored Martin Luther King’s legacy. Movers and shakers of the Jacksonville community as well as supporters of Dr. King’s dream, filled the seats of the venue in observance of his vision.
During the celebration, three students of Duval County Public Schools were commended on an essay contest regarding the question, “What does legacy mean to you and how do you want to be remembered?” The responses the finalist read during the ceremony displayed the youth’s heartfelt options about legacy and exemplified a future of shining stars who would be the spirit of keeping Dr. King’s dream alive.
Tomorrow’s Leaders 2014
Deyna Burton 5th grade, Hendricks Avenue Elementary
Kenya Jones 8TH grade, Matthew Gilbert Middle School
Matthew E. Iglesias 11TH grade, Bishop Kenny High School
In addition to the jubilee, Mayor Alvin Brown launched the youth initiative which would educate youth about service. Increasing summer job opportunities, nonviolent juvenile offenders out of repetitive trouble, and developing youth leaders within the community.
The city of Jacksonville is preparing today’s future with the tools needed to succeed and thrive, not only their city, but also in the world. Dr. King had a dream and through his dream the world can keep his vision alive for the future.
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