WE'RE ELIMINATING RACISM
with our annual MLK Celebration
Our inaugural MLK Celebration was one of the first national tributes of its kind. First held on January 15, 1972, this regional event has grown to traditionally encompass 10 days each January and is the largest MLK celebration in South Carolina. This year, because of COVID-19, the event will again be largely virtual.
How you can help
If you own or lead an organization, please contact John to sponsor the 2021 MLK Celebration or advertise in the 2021 MLK program! This makes a huge difference in our fight to eliminate racism. There are a variety of sponsorship levels to choose from. We are grateful to our new 2021 MLK Celebration sponsors!
If you're an individual, please attend one or more of our MLK events — and invite your friends! Stay tuned to this page for all the most up-to-date schedule information.
We welcome volunteers to serve on our MLK Celebration committees! Let us know if you're interested here.
2022 MLK CELEBRATION
WILLIAM E. KENNARD
This year's MLK Summit (formerly known as the MLK Business and Professional Breakfast) will be keynoted by U.S. Ambassador to the European Union and former Federal Communications Commission Chairman William E. Kennard.
Appointed as FCC chair by President Bill Clinton, Ambassador Kennard became well known for advocating for people at risk of being stranded on the wrong side of the digital divide. U.S. News & World Report dubbed Kennard “a consumer champion for the digital age.”
REV. ANTHONY THOMPSON
This year's MLK Ecumenical Service will be keynoted by Reverend Anthony B. Thompson, author of Called to Forgive and husband of Myra Thompson: one of the Emanuel Nine. His forgiveness of his wife's killer has been chronicled by Time magazine and the New York Times. His call for forgiveness and racial equity has been heard across the world.