General Information
Date: January 18, 2016
Time: 7:00 a.m. CST
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Keynote: Deval Patrick
Price: $30.00 per person

Broadcast Schedule:
Watch the MLK Breakfast LIVE on Twin Cities PBS (tpt2) at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 18, 2016, rebroadcast statewide at 8 PM that night on TPT's Minnesota Channel (tptMN), or stream it online at

Eight neighborhoods.
Eight 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 Saint Paul Area Council of Churches

2016 Lifetime Legend Recipients

There have been many exceptional community leaders who have been honored with Local/Lifetime Legend awards over the past ten years.
Click here for a list of award recipients.

The Honorable Michael J. Davis

Michael J. Davis

For 45 years United States Judge Michael J. Davis has had a passion for equal access and equal justice for all.

His lifelong commitment to and pursuit of equal access and equal justice for all began with his work with the Legal Rights Center. Under the tutelage of Doug Hall, Willie Mae Dixon, Clyde Bellecourt and Jim Krieger, Judge Davis perfected his legal skills to serve the voiceless and underrepresented in our society. His commitment continued through his work at the Neighborhood Justice Center, Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office, and throughout his 11 years as a State Court Judge in Hennepin County.

This flame burned bright as the editor in chief of the comprehensive and influential Minnesota Supreme Court Racial Bias Task Force report issued in 1993... Read more

The Honorable Alan C. Page

Alan C. Page

Alan C. Page was born August 7, 1945, in Canton, Ohio. He graduated from Canton Central Catholic High School in 1963, and received his B.A. in political science from the University of Notre Dame in 1967 and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1978.

After graduating from law school, Alan Page worked as an attorney for a law firm in Minneapolis, then served seven years as an attorney in the office of the Minnesota Attorney General.

He sought election to the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1992 and won, becoming the first African American on the court and one of the few associate justices ever to join the court initially through election, rather than appointment by the governor. When Justice Page was reelected in 1998, he became the biggest vote-getter in Minnesota history. He was reelected in 2004 and 2010 and served until he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 in 2015... Read more