Rev. Clyde Brooks, a noted scholar in education, business, and theology, worked with Dr. King when he was in Chicago, and decided to launch an annual celebration of the life, work, and birthday of Dr. King in 1971. This event has evolved over the years to host various speakers from around the world.
Individuals/Groups to be Recognized
Pastor Nathaniel Edmond, Second Baptist Church of Elgin
William McLeod, Mayor of Hoffman Estates Illinois
Billie D. Roth, President - Village of Streamwood IL