FIT Pays Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By  //  January 15, 2013

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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Institute of Technology will celebrate the life and achievements of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month in Melbourne.

Florida Institute of Technology will celebrate the life and achievements of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18 in Melbourne. (Image courtesy of Florida Tech)

The event will be hosted by Florida Tech’s Office of Alumni Affairs and the Humanities and Communication Department, at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 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 8thJulius 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, 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, call Bino Campanini at 321-674-8434 or send an e-mail to bcampanini@fit.edu.


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