Written By Ashley Jackson
On Monday, January 20 at 7 a.m. the University of Southern Mississippi honored the birthday and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The 14th annual Ecumenical and Interracial Prayer Breakfast was presented by the Mu Gamma Lambda and Mu Xi chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.
Alpha Phi Alpha member, Superintendent Robert Williams introduced guest speaker, Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Randolph.
The breakfast is a free opportunity to not only pray but gather with some of the most honored city officials and judges in the Pine Belt.
The prayer breakfast was hosted inside of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Thad Cochran Center.
Angela White Carter is a staff member at the Mary Bethune Achievement Center. She was selected to receive the Community Service Award.
“First I have to thank God for this gift because if it wasn't for Him, I wouldn't be here to accept this award. I would also like to thank Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity for nominating me,” said Carter.
“It is such a double honor to be recognized on Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration and I am so humbled and elated. Being recognized and honored for the Community Service Award only makes me more humbled to use my gift,” said Carter.
Not only was Carter recognized but the Junior ROTC club presented the colors for the prayer breakfast and Hattiesburg High School’s Clem Terrell was awarded a book scholarship.