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B-CU’s Interim President Grimes Volusia County’s Martin Luther King, Jr. 50th Annual Celebration Keynote Speaker


Volusia Community Remembers the Dream and Vision of  Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

B-CU Interim President Hubert Grimes will be the keynote speaker for the MLK Deland 50th Annual Celebration Breakfast on Monday, January 15, 2018,  at 9 a.m., located on the campus of Stetson University; 421 N. Woodland Boulevard in DeLand, Florida.

Thereafter a march, led by Interim President Grimes, will begin at 11 a.m. from Stetson University and will culminate at Earl Brown Park, 750 South Alabama Avenue; Deland, Florida.

Also participating will be three churches: Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, South Ormond Neighborhood Center and Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

The MLK 50th Celebration is a commemorative weekend from January 13th-15th with a slate of events that are free and open to the public:

The State of the Dream Address’ featuring Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018

Time:  7 p.m.

Location:  Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center; 698 W. International Speedway Boulevard; Daytona Beach, FL

Countywide Community Praise and Worship Celebration

The Sanctuary

Sunday, January 14,  2018

Time:  4 p.m.

Location: The Sanctuary; 401 E. Taylor Road; Deland, FL

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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