Alpha Phi Alpha hosting King Anniversary Program Thursday | Events
To commemorate the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King's death, Alpha Phi Alpha Fratnernity will host a public forum on issues, leadership and social media and how they affect King's dream in the present day.
The event will be held Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge. It is free and open to the public.
It will feature Joe Delpit as a keynote speaker. In addition, several individuals will be honored who exemplify King's dream.
Julia Brogdon Purnell
16th International President – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
The Honorable Mayor “Kip” Holden
Mayor of Baton Rouge
The Honorable Patricia Smith
Louisiana State Representative – District 67
Rev. Dr. Jessie Bilberry
Pastor, Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church and President of the 4th District Association
Rev. Dr. Charles T. Smith (Posthumously)
Pastor Emeritus, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Community Activist and Civil Rights Leader
The Honorable Joe Delpit
Pioneer Politician, Community Activist and Baton Rouge Entrepreneur
The Honorable Janice Clark
East Baton Rouge Parish 19th Judicial District
The renowned singing group “Heritage” will perform musical selections throughout the program. A reception will follow.
The Alphas are visiting Baton Rouge as part of its 67th Southwestern Regional Convention. More than 1,000 members are expected to participate in the three-day conference.
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