Kings Landing Women’s Service Club
P.O. Box 68024
Baltimore, MD 21215
Marge Green, President Linda Hursey, Secretary
The Kings Landing Women’s Service Club will hold its 37th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast on Monday, January 16, 2012 at Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Woodlawn, MD.
This year’s featured speaker is John W. Boyd, Jr. Founder and President of the National Black Farmers Association. Mr. Boyd is one of America’s most effective defenders of civil rights. He has been featured in The Washington Post, “60 Minutes,” “Nightline,” CNN and as ABC News Tonight’s “Person of the Week.” In 1995, Boyd founded the National Black Farmers Association after encountering the USDA’s discriminatory practices first-hand and meeting many more black farmers who shared this experience. Boyd soon led NBFA members in a march on the White House, met with President Clinton and testified before Congress. Due to his efforts, the plight of black farmers caught the nation’s attention.
Mr. Boyd’s pursuit of justice continues in his work with the NBFA and as an organizer of the Fairness Now for Black Farmers rallies.
Music for this event will be provided by the world renowned Gospel Recording Artist Reverend Anthony Brown of Baltimore.
This year’s honorees include Mothers and Grandmothers Against Violence God’s Way, Take Charge Juvenile Diversion Program, The Lacey B. Ivory Foundation, The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, Black Professional Men and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority – Alpha Zeta Chapter. Past honorees include Women Accepting Responsibility (WAR), Sisters Network – Baltimore, Urban Leadership Institute (ULI), The Roots of Scouting, WO-Be-CO – Women Behind the Community, Vulcan Blazers, Beta Sigma Tau Fraternity, The Top Ladies of Distinction, National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa – Gamma Chapter and the Chick Webb Recreation Center.
The Kings Landing Women’s Service Club’s celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is the oldest celebration of its kind on the East Coast. Founded over 35 years ago in Maryland, the goal of the breakfast is to bring together people from all communities to celebrate the life and teachings of Dr. King.
Tickets are $40 per person and a table of 10 is $400. Tickets and information can be obtained by contacting (410) 663-3199.