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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento

December 14, 2004

Breakfast to open MLK Day events

Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.

The kick-off event for the regional remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. will come to California State University, Sacramento this year when the University hosts an inspirational breakfast event in honor of the famed civil rights leader 8 a.m. to noon., Monday, Jan. 17, in the University Union Ballroom.

The event will include choir and solo musical performances, dramatic presentations and speakers along with a full breakfast buffet. Representatives from more than 40 area churches are expected to attend.

Also featured will be one of the earliest known recorded interviews with King, obtained by the late Wilson C. Riles and donated this year by the Riles family to the University.

Sacramento State has been home to many events honoring the memory of King. In 2002, the University marked the 35th anniversary of King’s visit to campus on Oct. 16, 1967. The prayer breakfast, with its roots in the earliest years of the civil rights movement, is a traditional opener to Sacramento’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities. Other area events include a march in Oak Park and an evening gospel concert of The Martin Luther King Jr. Workshop Mass Choir, a multi-denominational group, at Antioch Progressive Baptist Church.

Tickets for the breakfast are $20 and are available from the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or

For more information, contact Kim Harrington at (916) 278-6327. Media assistance is available from public affairs at (916) 278-6156.



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California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 •