King Memorial Breakfast


January 23, 2000|By Sloane Brown

The memory of Martin Luther King Jr. was honored with a sellout crowd at the 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast, sponsored by the YMCA of Central Maryland and the King's Landing Women's Service Club.

The Martin's West ballroom was filled with 1,000 folks who came to pay tribute to the late civil rights leader, including: Marge Green, event chair; Myrtle Harrod, Doris Street and Charles G. Tildon Jr., event committee members; A. Paul Moss, event founder; Janet Covington and Iris W. Lloyd, founding committee members; Sheila Vidmar, YMCA of Central Maryland board chair; Harold Ashby and Geraldine Young, board members; Harry Kakel, WMAR-TV production manager; Larry Walton, president of United Way of Central Maryland; keynote speaker Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., associate dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; and three Baltimore students, Ja'nell Townes, Theresa A. Holland and Timothy Dorsey, who wrote award-winning essays about King's life and legacy.

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