Steele speaking at African-American Leadership Summit

Lt. governor also participating in Coppin State fund-raiser this week

April 28, 2004|By Jacqueline Seaberg | Jacqueline Seaberg, Staff

Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele will be a guest speaker today at the second annual African-American Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.

Steele will participate in a panel discussion about the importance of education in job training and community development. He also participated in the summit last year.

U.S. Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas and Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania are co-chairs of the event, held at the Renaissance Hotel at 999 9th St. NW.

On Friday morning, Steele will join Patti LaBelle to raise scholarship money for Coppin State University on the Tom Joyner Sky Show at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore. Coppin State University was named April's "school of the month" by the Tom Joyner Foundation, which provides scholarship support for historically black colleges and universities.

The event begins at 7 a.m.

Originally published April 28, 2004, 8:50 AM EDT

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