Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Jackson State University
Margaret Walker Alexander National Research Center
40th Martin Luther King Birthday Convocation

“From King to Obama:
New Challenges for the 21st Century”
Friday, January 16, 2009
10:00 a.m.
Rose E. McCoy Auditorium

Dr. Dolphus Weary,
President of Mission Mississippi
Dr. Mark Henderson and MADDRAMA
The Award Winning Jim Hill Choir

11:45 a.m.
The Isaac Byrd “For My People” Awards
Jackson State University New Student Center, Ballroom A
Luncheon Speaker
Dr. Ronald Mason, Jr.,
President, Jackson State University

Award Recipients
Mr. Fred E. Carl, Jr., Founder of Viking Range Corp.,
Dr. Dolphus Weary, Author of I Ain’t Comin Back,
Mrs. Okolo Rashid, Co-Founder Intl. Museum of Muslim Culture,
Mr. Jimmy Travis, Chairman,
Mississippi Civil Rights Veteran Documentation Project,
IMS Engineers

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Robert G. Clark, Jr. Symposium
Jackson State University New Student Center, Ballroom A
The Honorable Robert G. Clark, Jr.,
MS House of Representatives, 1968-2003
Mississippi Politics:
King’s Dream, Clark’s Reality and Obama’s Fulfillment

Mrs. Elise Winter, Mississippi First Lady, 1980 -1984
Dr. Hilliard Lackey,
Historian & President Jackson State National Alumni Association
Judge Bob Waller, Jackson Municipal Court
~ Shelia Bonner

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