About 200 people gathered to celebrate the national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at the All People’s Breakfast at Colorado College’s Cornerstone Arts Center. The theme was “Courageous Conversations: Ending the Death Penalty in Coloado” with keynote speaker Diann Rust-Tierney of the National Coalition Against the Death Penalty. Little has changed for communities of color in terms of the justice system since Dr. King challenged Jim Crow some 50 years ago. All three men on Colorado’s Death Row are African Americans. Gospel music was delivered by the Friendship Baptist Youth Choir.
Proceeds of more than $700 benefited the PPJPC Peace Scholarship Fund. The breakfast was co-sponsored and co-organized by the State Conference NAACP, Colorado Springs Diversity Forum, Colorado Springs Utilities, Colorado College, Hooked on Books Bookstore and SGI-USA.
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