30th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast


The City of Jacksonville invites you to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast presented by Florida Blue.

The 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast presented by Florida Blue will feature Mayor Lenny Curry alongside inspirational keynote speaker Bertice Berry (bio below).

Different from previous years, the breakfast will precede the program. Breakfast will feature self-serve buffet style from 7 – 8:30 a.m. Guests are encouraged to network and explore community involvement opportunities during this time.

The program will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. with local Action News Jax anchor Tenikka Hughes with a Co-Youth Emcee award winner. In addition to the keynote speaker, the program will include spotlights of the Tomorrow’s Leaders award recipients.

No one defies stereotypes, generalizations or cliches more than Dr. Bertice Berry. Growing up poor in Wilmington, Delaware, the sixth of seven children, Bertice was told by a high school teacher that she was “not college material.” Berry applied to several schools without any idea how she would pay the tuition if she were accepted. The day her application arrived at Jacksonville University in Florida, a wealthy benefactor called the Admissions Department looking for a potential student “who could swim if they had the right backing,” and might sink without it. Bertice not only graduated magna cum laude from Jacksonville where she was awarded the President’s Cup for leadership, she subsequently earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from Kent State University at the age of 26.

Learn more about Dr. Berry’s journey at the 30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast presented by Florida Blue on January 13, 2017 at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center.

Individual tickets and tables are available will be available for purchase on Monday, December 5.
A table seats ten guests.

Individual Ticket: $40.00
Table (10 guests): $400.00

Ticket sales will close Friday, January 6 at 5 p.m.

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