Alpha Phi Alpha breakfast for King


January 21, 2001|By Sloane Brown

For the 26th year, supporters and members of the Kappa Phi Lambda chapter Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity gathered for a breakfast honoring the life of fraternity brother the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

More than 1,000 people gathered in the Martin's West ballroom to honor the late civil rights leader at the annual breakfast -- this year themed "Making the Dream a Reality."

One of the morning's big topics of conversation was the planned King memorial in the D.C. Tidal Basin, the site of which was dedicated Dec. 4.

The morning's guests included: Richard Shepherd, event chair; Clarence Hall, Frederick Moss and Edward D. Young, event committee members; Dennis G. Kemp, Kappa Phi Lambda president; Wayne E. Rock, James B. Smith, Willie A. Eggleston Jr. and Gerald L. James, chapter officers; Vincent Harris, MLK Memorial Project chapter contact; Adrian Harpool, 21st Century Group president; Tom Maze, Polaris consultant; Ken Jennings, vice president of the African American Coalition for Howard County; Natalie Woodson, NAACP Howard County branch education chair; Denise Harris, Bank of America assistant vice president; Dr. Marshall Shepherd, NASA research meteorologist; Ramona Carroll, Latham & Watkins attorney; Calvin Zellars, Radio One senior corporate accountant; Harry Evans III, "That Show With Those Black Guys" executive producer-host; Dr. Jean C. Hundley, Baltimore obstetrician-gynecologist; Angela La Croix Brade, National Association of Securities Dealers program manager; and Terri Williams, Nuclear Regulatory Commission senior financial analyst.

The breakfast raised $1500 for the MLK memorial, and about $10,000 for Kappa Phi Lambda scholarship programs.

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