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Speaker announced for MLK Jr. event

Thursday, January 17, 2013

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Dr. Lawrence Brown
Plans are on for the 3rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. March/Celebration, sponsored by African-Americans Concerned Together, with several events set for Monday.

The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. with a march, beginning at the AAMOD building. The march will travel down McHaney to Division, ending at the National Guard Armory.

The luncheon, which is free, will follow the march. The speaker will be Dr. Lawrence Brown from West Memphis. Brown is the grandson of the Rev. S.J. Parker, who served as pastor of First MB Church for more than 40 years. He is a recent post-doctoral fellow with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and is now a Campaign for Black Male Achievement fellow with the Open Society Institute.

Brown is also soon to be an assistant professor at the Morgan State School for Community Health and Policy and will serve as project director for the National Minority Male Health Project at the school. His past work has been with central Baltimore communities and organizations, focusing on black men's health issues and the displacement of black communities.

Also during Monday's luncheon, winners in the "Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream: I have a dream, too" essay contest will present their essays.

For more information, call 870-762-0878.

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