Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, will serve as the keynote speaker at UNC Charlotte’s 2015 Martin Luther King Celebration at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the Cone University Center, McKnight Hall.
Over a distinguished 25-year career, Marc Morial’s professional achievements include lawyer, professor, entrepreneur, legislator, and mayor. He is a former Louisiana State Senator and former mayor New Orleans. Currently serving as president and CEO of the National Urban League since 2003, Morial has expanded the 100-year-old-civil rights organization’s mission around an Empowerment agenda, redefining civil rights in the 21st century.
A graduate of the prestigious University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics and African American Studies, Morial also holds a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., as well as honorary degrees from Xavier University, Wilberforce University, the University of South Carolina Upstate, Howard University, and several others. He serves as an Executive Committee member of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the Black Leadership Forum, and Leadership 18, and is a Board Member of the Muhammad Ali Center, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
The University’s annual King celebration, sponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center, is free and open to the public. A reception follow's the program.
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