MLK Drum Major of Justice Dinner

Navigate Left
Navigate Right
  • Group of attendees enjoying dinner.

  • (L to R) Vice President Shakerion Ficklin and President Aleea Young of the NAACP receiving award.

  • Event speaker Amir-Jamal Touré

  • Event Volunteers (L to R) Khaturah McCarthan, Nikheal Patel, and Brenda Rojo-Cruz.

  • Drum Major Of Justice Award Winner : Junior Anthony Peters

  • Anointed Voices Pianist

Navigate Left
Navigate Right

On January 26th at 6:00 p.m., the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) hosted the MLK Dinner as a part of their annual MLK commemorative events. This was one of the many events hosted by OMA to observe and celebrate the works of Martin Luther King.

The event was very informative in regards to MLK and his life as an activist. It was also inspiring for young adults who were encouraged to embody the spirit of MLK.

Included in the events was a notable performance by the Anointed Voices gospel choir. They performed “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and the worship song “How Great is Our God.”

Additionally, the Drum Major of Justice Award was given to an individual and a campus organization. The individual recipient was Anthony Peters, a junior at Armstrong campus, for his outstanding community service work and initiative as a student leader. The organization recipient was the Armstrong Chapter of the NAACP for their continued work towards social justice and activism.

Following dinner was a speech from resident scholar for the Geechee Kunda Cultural Center, Amir-Jamal Touré, that concluded with a Q&A. He spoke on the importance of MLK’s teachings; specifically, his ideas that are outside the realm of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. He also informed students of the courses he will be offering for next semester.

Make sure to check out the gallery for pictures of the speaker, activities, award winners, and guests.