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Martin Luther King Jr. honored at 31st annual scholarship breakfast



Martin Luther King Jr., an icon of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s, and the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace prize in 1964 at age 35, will be honored at an annual breakfast event in Vicksburg.

The Omicron Rho Lambda Educational Foundation of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity will honor the memory of their fraternity brother—King became a member in 1952 and was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn.—at the 31st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast.

The breakfast will be held at the Vicksburg Convention Center (1600 Dr. Briggs Hopson Blvd.) on Monday, Jan. 20, starting at 8:30 a.m.

Tickets are $20 and all proceeds go toward scholarships for youth in the Vicksburg community.

Kevin T. Wilbert, 11th Mississippi District director Alpha Phi Alpha, is the featured speaker.

For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Ben Brown at or 601-218-2068. 

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