22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Breakfast honors King’s legacy by recognizing locals for their community work

January 24, 2019

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Monday, January 21, 2019, YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee hosted the 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Breakfast at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St. The breakfast is one of the largest MLK Day events in the state, and honors Dr. King’s legacy by recognizing those in the community that continue his work. During the event, area students performed their award-winning spoken word oral art presentation honoring the life of Dr. King.

Pictured are (back row, from left) Dr. Todd Beadle and Reginald Johnson of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; along with (front row, from left) first place winner (10-13 yrs.) Tyrone Morris; first place winner (5-9 yrs.) Lahli Coleman; and first place winner (14-18 yrs.) Amillia Bell. The students received a plaque for their essays, as well as an Amazon Fire tablet.