Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute In Camden Honors Local Woman With Award
As volunteers wrapped up the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, I had the honor of being the keynote speaker at Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated’s Martin Luther King Day Event in Camden, New Jersey at St. John Baptist Church.
The theme of this year’s program was “Celebrating Equal Opportunities on Equal Terms” highlighting the plight of African-American women in their quest for civil rights, past, present and future.
My chapter, Theta Pi Omega showcased the talents of youth in the City and honored the Founder of “I Dare To Care” – Pamela Grayson-Baltimore who was recently featured on our show for helping more than 100 teens become successful in a city Grayson-Baltimore says is, “in need of help.”
Grayson-Baltimore received the 2014 Drum Major For Justice Award. Her grassroots mentoring program was honored at the program celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King because it meets the needs of the community by providing educational, financial and social resources for teens and women who may not otherwise have access.
Theta Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the largest AKA chapter in New Jersey and has been serving Burlington, Camden & Gloucester counties as a leading service organization since 1967.
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