MLK Celebration Features CNN’s Soledad O’Brien
Next week’s MLK festivities will conclude with a keynote address by CNN correspondent Soledad O’Brien, the current host of CNN’s Black in America, during an evening celebration on January 20th at 6PM at the Eisenhower Auditorium.
O’Brien has covered countless influential events in the nation’s history, including Hurricane Katrina, the school shootings in Colorado and Oregon, JFK Jr.’s plane crash, and the war in Iraq.
Soledad’s speech is sure to touch on Mrs. King’s previous, eloquent words as she spoke dearly of her husband: “In his own life’s example, he symbolized what was right about America, what was noblest and best, what human beings have loved unconditionally. He was in constant pursuit of truth, and when he discovered it, he embraced it. His nonviolent campaigns brought about redemption, reconciliation and justice. He taught us that only peaceful means can bring about peaceful ends, and that our goal was to create the love community.”
But, remember, Soledad isn’t the only thing worthwhile during this week of service, nor the most exciting or important. We can all create a little community love this week through other activities like Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and the Social Justice Reception both this Monday.