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General Information
Date: January 16, 2017
Time: 7:00 a.m. CST
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Keynote: Myrlie Evers-Williams

Broadcast Schedule:
Watch the MLK Breakfast LIVE on Twin Cities PBS (tpt2) at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 16, 2017, rebroadcast statewide at 8 PM that night on TPT's Minnesota Channel (tptMN), or stream it online at TPT.org

Nine neighborhoods.
Nine ways to celebrate.

Can't attend the MLK Breakfast at the Convention Center? Register to attend an MLK Breakfast in your community:

These neighborhood celebrations are coordinated by the Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul

$25,000 Major Sponsorship (4) Available

    • 5 VIP & Premium Tables
      Logo Recognition on the Screen
      Logo Recognition on the Website
      Logo Recognition in printed program
      Logo Recognition from the podium
  • This Year's Breakfast

    The General Mills Foundation and The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) are pleased to present the 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast. The breakfast is an opportunity to celebrate Dr. King's legacy of service and be inspired to live out his dream today in our homes, the community and throughout the world. The new year brings new opportunity to help our community and live by the words of Dr. King - "The time is always right to do what is right." For the first time in our 27 year history, the MLK Breakfast will be an official fundraiser benefiting the UNCF (United Negro College Fund). Your support of the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast will help keep Minnesota's promise that all young people should have access to receive a four-year college degree. At this year's breakfast, proceeds will benefit the Minneapolis Chapter of UNCF, and help provide local MN students with four year scholarships for deserving low income students.

    This year's keynote speaker is Myrlie Evers-Williams, author and civil rights activist. Evers-Williams was the wife of murdered civil rights activist Medgar Evers. While fighting to bring his killer to justice, Evers-Williams also continued her husband's work with her book, For Us, The Living. She also wrote Watch Me Fly: What I Learned on the Way to Becoming the Woman I Was Meant to Be. Evers-Williams served as chair of the NAACP from 1995 to 1998.

    We will also have entertainment this year with guests Vocal Essence and Melanie DeMore.

    Please join us for this inspiring community celebration.



    Keynote Speaker
    Myrlie Evers-Williams

    This year's keynote speaker is Myrlie Evers-Williams, author and civil rights activist. Evers-Williams was the wife of murdered civil rights activist Medgar Evers. While fighting to bring his killer to justice, Evers-Williams also continued her husband's work with her book, For Us, The Living. She also wrote Watch Me Fly: What I Learned on the Way to Becoming the Woman I Was Meant to Be. Evers-Williams served as chair of the NAACP from 1995 to 1998... Read more

    Special Guest
    Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D.
    Since 2004, Dr. Michael Lomax has been president and chief executive officer of UNCF, the nation’s largest private provider of scholarships and other educational support to African American students and a leading advocate of college readiness: students’ need for an education, from pre-school through high school, that prepares them for college success... Read more
    Special Guest
    Vocal Essence
    A Choir of talented Twin Cities Youth who will perform with Melanie DeMore.  This will be very inspiring as they will perform “Lift Every Voice” and Happy Birthday Dr. King. Read more