The first celebration of the life and legacy for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the new decade will be like none other before it, as media stars and intellectual titans alike are geared to pay homage to a man who helped change a nation.
Famed professor, lecturer, author, and intellectual, Dr. Cornel West, will be headlining an event that is set to take place on January 18th. January 15th marks the anniversary of what would have been the 81st birthday of the slain Civil Rights leader.
West will be making the keynote address at Atlanta's famed Ebenezer Baptist Church, the iconic house of prayer that King preached at from 1960 until his assassination in 1968.
Legendary musician and producer Quincy Jones will take part in separate festivities, serving as an honoree for the annual “Salute to Greatness” dinner hosted by the Martin Luther King Center, located at downtown Atlanta.
That particular event is scheduled for January 16th.