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WVU celebrates MLK, others with annual breakfast

The WVU Center for Black Culture honored the life of Martin Luther King Jr. during a unity breakfast Monday in the Mountainlair Ballrooms.

Jeneisha Harris, an activist, a community leader and author of “Black Girl, Cry,” was the keynote speaker. Harris is a self-proclaimed rebel who works to empower Black women through literature and sisterhood and organize communities through Black nonprofits in Nashville, Tenn.

Anitra Hamilton, a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates and WVU alumna, received the 2024 MLK Achievement Award.

The community was also invited to “Greatness Determined by Service: An Afternoon of Reflection on Martin Luther King Jr.,” hosted by the WVU Center for Community Engagement and AmeriCorps VISTA, Monday afternoon in the Gluck Theater.

The afternoon event provided a chance for attendees to reflect on speeches and activities around King’s work.