The Lauderhill MLK Task Force celebrates Black History Month-Gala featuring Bernice King

Bernice-KingThe Lauderhill MLK Task Force celebrates Black History Month-Gala featuring Bernice King 

From Leslie Johnson

The City of Lauderhill and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Task Force are happy to announce the MLK / Black History Month Gala is scheduled for Feb. 7th at 4 p.m. featuring Bernice King.

The MLK Task Force has hosted civil rights programming for people of all ages for 15 years now. Elementary school aged students from the region have competed in the City’s Annual Civil Rights Spelling Bees while middle school students participate in a yearly Civil Rights Brain Bowl. With that, proceeds from all of the events have benefited college bound high school students via MLK Scholarships. Finally, the annual galas have featured special guest speakers such as MLK III, Lee Daniels, Spike Lee, and Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis.

Commissioner M. Margaret Bates, MLK Task Force Founder explains, “It is the Task Force’s 15th year anniversary. We had to bring a very special guest in order to commemorate this exceptional milestone. We are so honored to have Corretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s youngest daughter, Bernice King!”

The location for the Gala will be at Screen Post Production located at 3500 N.W. 15 St. in Lauderhill, 33311 on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person and are currently on sale. You can purchase tickets at Lauderhill City Hall, 5581 W. Oakland Park Blvd. or call us at (954)730-3000 for over the phone credit card purchases. This event ALWAYS sells out so don’t miss out!

For more information, please call (954)730-3000 or visit us on Facebook at

Congratulations to Lauderhill six-12 as the 2015 winners of the Brain Bowl. Congratulations to Amya Wallace (Paul Turner) Third Grade, Menyelek Shaw (Phyl’s academy); Fourth Grade, and Jordan Johnson (Royal Palm) Fifth grade as the 2015 Spelling Bee winners.

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