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Feb 05th

Donna Brazile is MLK, Jr. speaker

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brazileDonna Brazile, political commentator, strategist, author and adjunct professor, will deliver the keynote speech at the 24th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. This event will be hosted by General Mills Foundation and United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

The breakfast will bring together an estimated 2,000 supporters and is an opportunity to celebrate Dr. King's legacy of service and create an imperative to live out his legacy in our homes, communities and world. This year's breakfast theme is "Reimagine the Future."

"For 24 years, the General Mills Foundation and UNCF have worked together to bring a singular celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy and message to the Twin Cities and Minnesota," said Tiffanie Boyd, chair of the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast committee and human resources vice president at General Mills. "

Donna Brazile is well-positioned to address this year's "Reimagine the Future" theme. She has a passion for encouraging young people to vote, work within the system to strengthen it and run for public office to impact change.

She worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she was the first African-American to manage a presidential campaign. She appears regularly on CNN and ABC News and is a columnist for Universal Uclick, Ms. Magazine and O, The Oprah Magazine. She is also the author of the best-selling memoir, Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics.

In addition to Brazile, the 2014 breakfast will include musical performances from Darnell Davis & The Remnant as well as the MacPhail Community Youth Choir, and the presentation of the Local Legend community service awards.

During the breakfast, the audience will encouraged to "Reimagine the Future" by signing up to volunteer and help those in our local community.

Learn more about the 24th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast by visiting

Tickets for the breakfast, which will be held from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center, are now available at As in the past, the breakfast will also be broadcast live on Twin Cities Public Television at 8 a.m. CST.

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