Florida Tech to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Recognize Those Who Live His Dream

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology will celebrate the life and achievements of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. Hosted by Florida Tech’s Office of Alumni Affairs and the Humanities and Communication Department, this event will be held in the John and Martha Hartley Room in the Denius Student Center on campus.

A portion of the evening will be dedicated to honoring those in the community who represent King’s legacy with their contributions to society. Barbara Moore will be presented with the 8th Julius Montgomery Pioneer Award in recognition of her efforts toward disadvantaged youths and her time as an instructor and counselor for several institutions. Also, former Florida Tech Alumni President Alan Prestwood will receive the first Dr. Harvey L. Riley Bridge Builder Award for his work with the Brevard Neighborhood Development Coalition.

The keynote speaker will be Rev. David E. Bryant who currently presides over the second oldest African American Missionary Baptist Church in Florida. This is the Greater St. Paul Baptist Church of Cocoa, founded in 1886. Bryant, a U.S. Air Force retiree, has led services in at least seven countries and in several states across America.

King’s legendary I Have a Dream speech will be performed that evening by orator Leonard Ross. In addition, there will be live musical entertainment courtesy of the Florida Tech choir, performing “Lift Every Heart and Sing” and Leroy Darby performing “The Impossible Dream.”

For more information contact Bino Campanini at (321) 674-8434, or send email to bcampanini@fit.edu.

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