Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson honors the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Television personality Judge Glenda A. Hatchett delivers the keynote address. Judge Hatchett was joined by South Florida county, district and federal judges to recognize this year’s 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project 2015 Wilson Scholarship Recipients. South Florida elected officials, educators, business leaders, business owners, community leaders, parents and friends were on hand to support 84 Miami-Dade County Schools’ seniors receive college scholarships. Some of the recipients received full college scholarships to Florida Memorial University (FMU) and Bethune Cookman University (B-CU). The president of FMU and representatives from Bethune Cookman were present to make the full scholarship offers.
MIAMI, FL – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) issued the following statement honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the world’s greatest humanitarians and leaders in the fight for social and racial justice.
“Let us remember Dr. King’s courage, wisdom and inner strength that gave us all hope that we could live out the American dream, of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Let us remember his unwavering belief that we could live a life without fear of persecution for our religious, political or cultural beliefs.
“Let us honor Dr. King by working in Congress to provide jobs and put Americans back to work, by building economic opportunities and making education and healthcare more accessible and affordable,” said Congresswoman Wilson.
To honor Dr. King’s legacy, Congresswoman Wilson attended the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project’s 22nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Scholarship Breakfast. Inspired by the memory of Dr. King, the breakfast provides the community with a meaningful way of raising scholarship funds for deserving young boys. The proceeds from the breakfast have resulted in more than $10 million in scholarship being awarded to date.
“Each year, the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project has held this important event to not only honor Dr. King’s work and legacy, but also to ensure that our next generation of leaders is taught about his life, struggles, sacrifices, and accomplishments. As the founder of the Role Models project, I am very proud that this tradition continues,” said Congresswoman Wilson.