(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — In remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, the African American Alliance in Idaho Falls is presenting a celebration this Friday at the Shilo Inn (780 Lindsay Blvd). The Key Speaker will be Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He was recently selected as one of the Top-100 Most Influential People in the World, and a Top-10 University President. Dr. Hrabowski joined Jolyn Thomas on Idaho’s Midday News Wednesday to discuss a variety of topics, none-the-least of which was his time spent behind bars at age 12 in his fight for civil rights in the 60’s. Hear Jolyn with Dr. Hrawbowski HERE: Jolyn with Freeman Hrabowski
The banquet is Friday and is sponsored by the Idaho Falls African American Alliance, a local nonprofit organization committed to contributing to the educational, economic and cultural growth of the Idaho Falls community. The celebration will last from 6-9pm, everyone is invited.
Tickets are $35 for adults, $20 for students ages 12 and older and $10 for children under 12. Adult meals will include Prime Rib, Chicken Astoria or Vegetable Jalousie and the children’s meal will include chicken strips. For tickets call Monica @ 521-7258
Lois M. Collins, Deseret News
Adam Forsgren, EastIdahoNews.com Columnist