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Keynote Speaker Joan C Browning, an original Freedom Rider.
We invite you to observe this day while remaining safe at home by viewing this panel discussion, “In the Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘Where are we and Where Do We Go from Here?’ “
The Moderator is Roxanne Bowen, WSCC Coordinator of Multicultural Engagement/Counselor/Special Assistant to the President for Diversity.
Panel Guests are William Isom, East Tennessee PBS; Dr. Christy Miller Cowan, Asst. Professor of Psychology at LMU; (Rev.) Brandon Moore, Choral Music Director at Morristown East High School and Director of Youth Ministries at Trinity UMC; Keisha Griffin Monroe, Citizen Tribune and Organizer of the 2020/2021 Juneteenth Celebration; and the Rev. Johnny Jones, Senior Pastor of Toney’s Chapel Baptist Church, Morristown.
Be sure to allow time on Monday to listen and watch this thoughtful and important reflection.

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Music • MLK Essay Contest Winners • Prizes • Community Award Winners 

Keynote Speaker: Renee Kessler,  Executive Director of Beck Culture Center, Knoxville, TN 

Time : Doors open at 7:00 am, Breakfast Program starts at 7:30 am. 

Place: First United Methodist Church, Morristown, TN

Ticket Price: $15.00 ($10.00 for students and Veterans)   Tickets can be bought at the door.

Hosted by Morristown’s Task Force on Diversity
Sponsored also by the Citizen Tribune and Hamblen County Department of Education

When: Monday, January 21, 2019 from 7 AM – 9 AM
Where: First United Methodist Church,101 East 1st North Street, Morristown, Tennessee 37814

Morristown’s Task Force on Diversity will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast being held on Monday, January 21, 2019 at First United Methodist Church in Morristown. 

This annual breakfast provides Hamblen County and surrounding areas an opportunity to remember and honor the life and legacy of Dr. King. The Keynote Speaker this year is Clara Ester, an eye witness to the assassination of Dr. King in Memphis, Tennessee.


Clara Ester was a young woman on that fateful day in April,1968. Clara heard a noise and when she turned, she saw Dr. King fall. Instinctively, she rushed forward.

In a lecture to the Chautauqua Society on August 15, 2018, Ms. Ester, a retired deaconess of the United Methodist Church, spoke eloquently about the lessons of that day and how it has inspired a lifetime of work.

–The Chautauquan Daily, August 16, 2018

Students in Hamblen County have participated in the annual essay contest sponsored by the Citizen Tribune. Winners of the essay contest in four categories will receive awards at the breakfast. Three Community Awards will be also be presented:
the 2019 Community Award in Community Building
the 2019 Community Award for Advancing Cultural Awareness
the 2019 Community Award for Service and Advocacy.

Descriptions of these awards may be found on the MTFD website at www. morristown-diversity.org.

Breakfast is being catered by Little City Catering/Jersey Girl. The breakfast buffet opens at 7am. The program begins promptly at 7:30am. Tickets are $20 per adult; $10 per student and $10 per Veteran. 

Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling Walters State Community College at 423-585-6806 or by calling the Rose Center at 423-581-4330. If available, tickets may also be purchased at the door.

8th Annual MLK Breakfast To Be Held On January 16th, 2017

This year’s Martin Luther King Jr’s Breakfast hosted by the Morristown Task Force on Diversity will feature special guest speaker Rev Cecil C Mills Pastor and Senior Assistant district attorney for the Criminal Division of the Greene County Office of the District Attorney General office.

The MLK breakfast will include the announcement of the winners of the annual Citizen Tribune MLK essay contest. Dr. Alpha Alexander said “that we are very excited with the 1200+ number of essays that we received this year”. The MLK Breakfast will be held on Monday January 16th inside the First Presbyterian Church Family Life Center in Morristown.

Breakfast will be served at 7:00am with the program beginning at 7:30am. Tickets for adults are $15 and tickets for students and veterans are $10 (with ID).

Tickets are available at the office of the Citizen Tribune or from members of the task force. Tickets may also be reserved and pick up at the door by calling 423-277-2250.

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