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Celebrate MLK’s legacy with annual breakfast hosted by MVNU, Kenyon

Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Kenyon College and the Knox County community will come together to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The 20th annual celebration breakfast will take place on Monday, Jan. 16, beginning at 9 a.m., in Peirce Hall on the Kenyon College campus. The in-person event is free and open to the public. 

The keynote speaker is Danielle R. Holley, the Dean of Howard University School of Law. Holley is a scholar of education law and civil rights and an expert on diversity in the legal profession and higher education. Holley holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She was a law clerk to Judge Carl E. Stewart on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

There will also be community responses from MVNU President Dr. Henry W. Spaulding II, Kenyon College Acting President Dr. Jeff Bowman, Mount Vernon Mayor Matt Starr, and Gambier Mayor Leeman Kessler.

The annual event is sponsored by The MLK Legacy Committee, Kenyon College, and MVNU. To register, email

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education both in-seat and online to more than 2,100 students from 42 states and nine foreign countries. 

Photo from Kenyon College website

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