Join the Mount Ida Community as we celebrate the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
19th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 – 11:30am – 1:30pm
Join us for the 19th annual celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Mount Ida College. On this occasion we celebrate the movement Martin Luther King Jr. inspired and those who continue his struggle for justice. In that spirit our 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Speaker is Michael Sam, the University of Missouri football star, NFL free agent, and trailblazer.
Sam is an American football defensive end who made history when he came out as gay ahead of the NFL draft, making him the first openly-LGBT player to be drafted in any major American sport. Since his announcement, through scrutiny, criticism and unreserved admiration, he has become an icon and pioneer for the LGBT community. Michael Sam’s story demonstrates the complex nature of the struggle for justice in 2017.
No RSVPs will be accepted after January 17