2006.01.17> For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Affairs
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The 2005-06 Academy, Business and Community (ABC) Breakfast Speaker Series, featuring Martin Luther King III and set for Feb. 1, has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 17. Tickets purchased for the Feb. 1 event will be honored Feb. 17. For more information, call 402.554.2981.
Feb. 1 ABC Breakfast to Feature Martin Luther King III
OMAHA – For nearly 20 years, Martin Luther King III, the second oldest child of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, has been motivating audiences around the world with his insightful message of hope and civility. He will share his unique perspective on human rights and a nonviolent society Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Academy, Business and Community (ABC) Breakfast Speaker Series.
The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 72nd and Grover streets. The doors will open at 7 a.m. for a breakfast buffet. Tickets are $12.50 each and may be purchased by calling (402) 554-2981.
A human rights advocate, community activist, political leader and popular speaker, King III currently serves as CEO and president of the King Center in Atlanta, Ga. He is dedicated to creating and implementing strategic nonviolent action to help rid the world of social, political and economic injustice. In addition, he has initiated several programs throughout the years that are designed to support and nurture young people.
In the spring of 2001, he hosted "The Wisdom of Dreams," a series on the Wisdom Network cable channel that highlighted individuals who were able to achieve extraordinary feats by steadfastly pursuing their dreams.
King III received his bachelor of arts degree in political science from Morehouse College. He is also the recipient of numerous awards and several honorary degrees.
The ABC Breakfast Speaker Series is celebrating its 31st season in 2005-06. It is one of the nation's longest running speaker series.
For more information, call (402) 554-2981, or visit the Web at http://www.unomaha.edu/~abc/.
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