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January 10, 2013

DNR Hosts Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program

by Martha
Keynote speaker, President of United Black Fund, Barry LeNoir

Keynote speaker, President of the United Black Fund, Barry LeNoir

Who: Open to the Public

When: Friday, January 18 at 12 p.m.

Where: Tawes Building, Room C1, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis

Cost: Free

Contact: 410-260-8058

Join the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The program will feature keynote speaker Attorney Barry LeNoir, president of the United Black Fund, and include a reading of the Governor’s Proclamation, an award ceremony honoring DNR’s Drum-Major for Justice and a light lunch.

As president of the United Black Fund, LeNoir leads the historic non-profit organization in providing technical, programmatic and funding support to 95 agencies working to meet individual, family and community needs. LeNoir is also the Chairperson of the State’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The Conference was cofounded by Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. in 1957, as a civil rights advocacy organization against discrimination, segregation, and in behalf of justice, for all Americans and poor people.

LeNoir received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Howard University and his Juris Doctor degree from the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. He was present at the original March on Washington in 1963, participated in the March from Selma to Montgomery and volunteered at the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968.

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