Biden gives keynote speech at MLK Day Breakfast

Published: Jan. 16, 2023 at 8:34 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 16, 2023 at 2:13 PM CST
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(Gray News) - President Joe Biden joined civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network for their Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast, where Biden delivered the keynote address, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Monday.

The annual event honored former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Arndrea Waters King and “other national leaders who have kept Dr. King’s mission alive,” the group said.

In addition to Pelosi, honorees included Arndrea Waters King, who is president of the Drum Major Institute; Minyon Moore, principal of the Dewey Square Group; and Ray Curry, president of United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America, or UAW.

Other participants included Martin Luther King III, chairman of the board of the Drum Major Institute; Ebonie Riley, senior vice president of policy and strategic partnerships at National Action Network’s Washington Bureau; and Tanya L. Lombard, vice president of Global Public and External Affairs and head of multicultural strategic initiatives at AT&T Services, Inc.

The event is among many honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, the federal holiday held to honor King’s birthday.