Journalist and author Byron Pitts, co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline and author of two books, will be the Legacy Awards Banquet speaker. The banquet will take place Friday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Bryant Conference Center Sellers Auditorium, also on campus.
At the Legacy Banquet, Dr. Charles Steele Jr. will receive the Mountaintop Award, Steven D. Anderson will receive the Call to Conscience Award and Quinvarlio S. Kelly Jr. will receive the Horizon Award.
“Realizing the Dream, Inspiring and Encouraging Others” is the theme for 2019 events celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which are hosted by UA, Stillman College, Shelton State Community College, and the Tuscaloosa branch of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
The SCLC, a Realizing the Dream partner, will sponsor Unity Day activities beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, with the Unity Breakfast at Beulah Baptist Church. Jurrita Williams Louie, associate director of the Center for Missional Outreach and Disaster Response for the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, will be the speaker. The Unity Day march will begin at 11:30 a.m. from the Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School. The annual Mass Rally will begin at 6 p.m. at First African Baptist Church. The speaker will be Marvin Cherry, senior pastor of Hightown Church of God.
Concert tickets are $20. Legacy Banquet tickets are $30 for individuals or $250 for a table of 10. Dress is semiformal. Tickets for both events are available online at www.uamusic.tix.com.
For more information about Realizing the Dream activities and events, visit the website at realizingthedream.ua.edu.