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The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Please join Portland State University and Michael Alexander, President
and CEO of the Urban League of Portland to an evening celebrating
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black History Month

The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Keynote Speaker:
Bernice A. King
CEO of The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change

and a music ensemble by the legendary music hall of fame inductees
Linda Hornbuckle and Janice Scroggins

6:00 P.M.
Portland State University
Peter Stott Center Gymnasium
930 SW Hall St.

Tickets are required for all attendees, and can be obtained at the PSU Box Office inside the Broadway entrance of Smith Memorial Student Union, 503-725-3307, or online:



PSU has just released a small batch of tickets for the Bernice King speaking event. This last batch of tickets are FREE to PSU students, faculty, staff, and to Portland Community College students. Go to: to reserve your ticket. 



"The pride and treasure of our nation is our youth. Any nation that
neglects the teaching and the upbringing of its youth is a nation on the decline."

-Bernice A. King

Dr. BERNICE A. KING is the youngest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and the chief executive officer of The King Center, which was founded by her late mother, Corretta Scott King, in 1968. Bernice began her oratorical journey when she spoke in her mother's stead at the United Nations at age 17.

Dr. King is a minister, activist, lawyer and public speaker, focusing on social justice, nonviolence and personal motivation – particularly among young people. Dr. King spearheaded the Aug. 28 "Let Freedom Ring" event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and her father's famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The event included President Obama and former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, as well as international leaders, dignitaries and entertainers.

A powerful speaker, Dr. King delivered her first sermon at Ebenezer Baptist, the church of her father and grandfather. She has spoken at the United Nations, the White House, and locations around the world. She is the founder of the nonprofit Be A King organization, whose mission is to help generations of people elevate the way they think, act, live and lead.

Creative, captivating, challenging, compelling and courageous are a few words that describe Bernice A. King. She will speak at Portland State University during Black history month about the ongoing struggle for racial and black equality in the United States. She will speak about her father's teachings, the struggle to eliminate the evil of racial injustice.

The event is presented by the Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion.