The National Council of Negro Women, Louisville Section hosted their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast on Saturday, January 19th. The theme was entitled, "Embracing the Power: Lifting the Legacy." Dr. Martisa Wilbon, Bellarmine University served as Mistress of Ceremony. Keynote speaker Charla Young, Host of the WAVE TV-3 talk show, Power to Change and former WAVE TV-3 Trouble Shooter shared her stirring personal testimony of the triumph of a small-town southern girl whose faith in God, gift of public speaking, and belief in King's dream of justice, liberty, freedom, and equality for all lead to her media career. NCNW President Lillie Mae Perry welcomed the capacity audience to the Galt House Hotel for the King Holiday event.
Carolyn Miller-Cooper, Human Relations Commission gave greetings on behalf of Mayor Greg Fischer. Rheonna Thornton offered a rousing poetry reading that was warmly received with applause and finger snaps. NCNW Treasurer, and Breakfast Chairperson April Starks recognized former NCNW Presidents, presenting Eleanor Foreman (right with husband, James), Shirely Smith-Pointer, and Paula McCraney with Christ-Centered, custom-made scented gift baskets from Jesus Saves Ministries.
Paula McCraney, (photo left with basket) gave remarks. NCNW First Vice President Linda Thomas welcomed the guest speaker. Saxophonist Audras Nixon was the guest musician. Pastor Usef Chandler, God's Will Christian Fellowship opened the pre-inaugural breakfast with an invocational prayer. There were quite a few young people who were recognized, including students from Bellarmine University.
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