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History

The MLK Holiday Community Breakfast has been happening in Duluth since 2002. Funded by the General Mills Community Foundation, with support from the St. Paul Area Council of Churches, these breakfasts are intended to bring the community together to honor Dr. King's life and to work towards fulfilling his vision. At each breakfast, attendees have the opportunity to view a telecast of the celebrations and speaker in Minneapolis; take part in a local program; eat a free, hot breakfast; and build community connections.

2002: The breakfast was held at First United Methodist Church and the featured speaker was Julian Bond.

2003: Holy Family Catholic Church hosted the breakfast and the featured speaker was Dr. Ruth Simmons.

2004: The breakfast returned to First United Methodist Church and the featured speaker was Dr. Vernon Jordan.

2005: The breakfast was hosted again by First United Methodist Church and the featured speaker was Juan Williams.

2006: Holy Family Catholic Church hosted the breakfast and the featured speaker was Rep. John Lewis.

2007: First United Methodist Church hosted the breakfast with the featured speaker, Ms. Roslyn McCallister Brock.

2008: The breakfast was hosted at Holy Family Catholic Church and the featured speaker was Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

2009: The breakfast was hosted at First United Methodist Church and the featured speaker was Colin Powell. The featured speaker at the Rally at the DECC was Dr. Curtis Austin.

2010: The breakfast was hosted at Holy Family Catholic Church and the featured speaker was Rev. Joseph Lowerey.

2011: The breakfast was hosted at First United Methodist Church and the featured speaker was Cory Booker. You can view the broadcast online.

View photos of the 2011 breakfast