By Bettie Bell
The life, legacy, and dreams of Civil Rights Activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are kept alive today through the service of volunteers, and celebrations of organizations all over the world. The United Negro Collège Fund (UNCF) Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Inter-Alumni Council hosted the 37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards, Breakfast on Monday, January 16, 2023 at the Proud Bird Events Center in Los Angeles, California.
This annual event brought together alumni and friends of 37 member institutions for a day of inspiration and fellowship. Money was raised to help send more students to and through college. The UNCF remains faithful to their motto “A mind is a terrible thing to waste”.
The event included a full breakfast, entertainment, and a keynote address by Dr. George T. French, Jr. president of Clark Atlanta University, in Atlanta Georgia. And of course, there was the dynamic Historic Black College University (HBCU) roll call. All present showed their school spirit!
Eta Phi Beta Sorority members from Kappa Chapter of Los Angeles, and Alpha Psi Chapter, of Rialto and SHAD Club Member #62 participated in this grand celebration.
We must never forget Dr. King’s vision on education. “Education is the most effective tool we have for changing the world.”