Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Event Details


Date: January 18, 2011

Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Kresge Recital Hall, Augustana Campus

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public

The Dream Alive Program is an incredible live commentary by Joe Rogers in dedication to the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and leaders of the civil rights movement. It is an acclaimed, positive and uplifting program that is performed in an effort to help increase the understanding of the enormous contributions that Dr. King and movement leaders imparted to the nation, as well as a reminder that their wisdom and vision are timeless.

You won’t want to miss this wonderful opportunity!

Joe Rogers is an energetic speaker who is the former Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, where he held the distinction of serving as America’s youngest Lieutenant Governor and only the fourth African American in U.S. history ever elected as a state’s #2 executive. Now a national speaker, lecturer and attorney in Colorado who served on the seven-member National Commission on the Voting Rights Act, Joe Rogers has been recognized for his work and commitment to strengthening America and is a recipient of the prestigious Trumpet Award from Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting System. The Trumpet Award is one of the nation’s highest honors bestowed in recognition of African American achievement and heralds the accomplishments of individuals who have made significant contributions and enhanced the quality of life for all Americans. Persons who have received the award range from Muhammad Ali, former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks and Lena Horne to General Colin Powell, Nat King Cole and Sidney Portier.

Joe Rogers has been profiled by Newsday, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times and Business Week, Ebony, Jet and Teacher magazines. Ebony called him a “political trailblazer.” The New York Times wrote he is a “young, articulate, energetic and well-prepared newcomer.”
 


Mark Blackburn
605.274. 4313
mark.blackburn@augie.edu