Celebrate the Legacy: from Dreams to Actions
Duke Professor and Award-winning Author Dr. Thavolia Glymph Will Speak at 2015 Breakfast
The 34th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. January 17, 2015, at its new location at the Crowne Plaza resort in Asheville, NC. The keynote speaker will be Professor Thavolia Glymph of Duke University, where she teaches African American Studies and History. Tickets are available here.
Dr. Glymph is a specialist in American History of the 19th century and on the emancipation of female slaves. Her book, Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household (NY: Cambridge University Press, 2008) was co-winner of the 2009 Philip Taft Book Prize and a finalist for the 2009 Frederick Douglass Book Award and the 2008 Jefferson Davis Award. She is currently completing a study of women in the Civil War titled Women at War, to be published by the University of North Carolina Press.
In addition to her academic work and acclaimed studies, Dr. Glymph has served on the Executive Council of the Southern Historical Association and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Advisory Committee.
The Prayer Breakfast is the largest, most diverse event of its kind in Asheville, each year bringing more than a thousand people of all races, faiths, and backgrounds together to recommit to Dr. King’s Dream and ensuring that the community and the society continue taking steps to make it reality, whatever obstacles we find in our path.
We hope to see you there! For tickets, click here!