General Information
Date: January 20, 2020
Time: 7:00 a.m. CST
Location: The Armory
500 South 6th St,
Minneapolis, MN
Keynote: The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Parking: Parking Info Here

Broadcast Schedule:
Live Stream the MLK Breakfast online.

Nine neighborhoods.
Nine ways to celebrate.

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

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

MN Satellite locations provided by

Sponsorship opportunities are available!

  • If interested, please contact Laverne McCartney Knighton at UNCF.

  • This Year's Breakfast

    What’s New:

    • LIVE STREAM. To enable more people to experience the MLK Breakfast, the event has transitioned from a televised event to streaming online exclusively. Click here to watch a recording of the breakfast.
    • VOLUNTEER. Following the Breakfast, anyone can volunteer at U.S. Bank Stadium (two blocks from the Armory) in partnership with the Minnesota Vikings to impact students and teachers in our community. Learn more and register here.(You do not need to attend the Breakfast to volunteer.)
    • SECURITY. In an effort to provide a safe environment, guests will go through security and all bags will be searched. To expedite entry, the Armory encourages you to leave non-essential items at home.

    Please join us in serving others on January 20.

    Keynote Speaker
    The Honorable Eric H. Holder Jr.

    This year’s keynote speaker is The Honorable Eric H. Holder Jr., Holder is the former Attorney General of the United States. He was the first African- American to serve in that position. He remained in office until April 27, 2015, becoming the third-longest-serving Attorney General in the nation’s history... Read more

    Special Guest
    Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D. President and Chief Executive Officer UNCF
    Since 2004, Dr. Michael L. Lomax has served as president and CEO 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
    Jovonta Patton
    Jovonta Patton is a four-time #1 chart-topping Billboard recording artist, composer, producer, and entrepreneur. “A reedy baritone, Jovonta’s singing voice, while firmly rooted in the modern gospel tradition, is readily accessible, offering an edifying approach he calls ‘pop-gospel,’ which proved successful on his self-released album Finally Living. Read more
    Special Guest
    SHAPESHIFT, a Minneapolis dance collective, whose founder performed with Prince’s band 3rdEyeGirl and which has danced in front of 20,000 strong at Xcel Energy Center, was created on the fly. Five years ago, Creative Director, Ashley Selmer and a collective of then 9 dancers, joined together to create a one time show for their generation – something fresh and innovative that would feature all types of dancers Read more