The Chevrolet and GM Foundation-sponsored event held Saturday and highlighted pressing issues in minority communities that are as relevant as when Dr. King addressed them.
We are about a week away from the unveiling of a memorial of a man who preached about brotherhood and equality, Martin Luther King Jr., and if you live in Chicago, his message delivered through 21st century leaders is coming to you.
Leaders including Harry Johnson, the Martin Luther King Jr. national memorial foundation CEO and president, and Jonathan Jackson, the national spokesperson for the Rainbow Push Coalition, in addition to a host of other panelists, hashed out issues as relevant and poignant today as they were when Dr. King addressed them decades ago.
At the heart of the event was a discussion on the future of education entitled, “Realizing the Dream: Freedom, Racism and Progress,” and a discussion on the future of youth entitled, “Civil Rights Progress: A Look Back/A Look Forward.”
The next and last stop of the tour will be Aug. 26 at the Washington D.C. Convention Center with speakers Arianna Huffington, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Congressman John Conyers, BET Chairman and CEO Debra L. Lee, Ambassador Andrew Young and more.
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