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The MLK Breakfast serves as a formal way to reflect on the life, legacy, & accomplishments of Dr. King. At Texas A&M, our hope is to not only honor King, but to also make his legacy relevant for the university and its students, faculty, & administration. We hope to utilize the passion & spirit associated with King, the Civil Rights Movement, & other leaders of the past to inspire & foster a spirit of action in the leaders of today & tomorrow. Join us for this special event as we welcome our special guest, Kevin Powell.
A native of Jersey City raised by a single mother in extreme poverty, Powell exemplifies Moving Forward from a difficult past into a greater future. After graduating Rutgers University, thanks to New Jersey’s Educational Opportunity Fund, Kevin has made positively affecting the lives of others part of his mission.
On behalf of the U.S. State Department, he toured Japan lecturing on the importance & relevance of Dr. King & his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in the 21st century. Kevin Powell aims to make Dr. King’s message applicable to students in the 21st century & discusses the Civil Rights movement of today.
As a pop culture curator, Kevin produced the first exhibit on the history of hip-hop in America at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which toured America & overseas. As a humanitarian, Kevin’s work includes local, national & international initiatives to end violence against women & girls (including a very well regarded appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show highlighting domestic violence); & he has done extensive philanthropic & relief work, ranging from Hurricane Katrina to earthquakes in Haiti & Japan, to Superstorm Sandy in New York, to his annual holiday party & clothing drive for the homeless every December since 9/11.