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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Man goes viral for looking like Martin Luther King Jr.

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Man goes viral for looking like Martin Luther King Jr.

According to information, the identity of the said man hasn't been ascertained at the moment of filing the report.

This year's annual slate of events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Knoxville focus on a message of "Moving toward freedom, justice and equality."

A highlight will be an address by A.R. Bernard, considered a visionary and pastor of the Christian Cultural Center Megachurch in Brooklyn, New York, at this year's Leadership Awards Luncheon at the University of Tennessee's Student Union.

Those honored at this year's awards luncheon include community members who have shown exemplary service and commitment to upholding principles that reflect King's life. The award recipients are: 

Donna Mitchell
Jacqueline Holloway
Nikitia Thompson
Links Inc., Knoxville chapter
Upsilon Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi
Rev. Benjamin Lewis
Katatra Vasquez
Dr. Amadou Sall
Hallerin Hill
Tylan Baker

This year, Tylan Baker will receive the new Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission’s Youth Award. Baker is a student at Austin-East Magnet High School and a Project GRAD scholar with a 4.1 grade-point average.

Baker was selected as an inaugural member of the Mayor’s Youth Council, is a member of Youth Leadership Knoxville, the Urban League’s National Achiever’s Honors Society and most recently was inducted into the National Honor Society. He is in 100 Black Men of Greater Knoxville and is an avid participant in the Young Life youth ministry.

The campus celebrations, which also will include library exhibits highlighting King’s contributions, a poetry slam, an exploration of King’s influence on environmental justice, and a love march, are part of the university’s annual campus commemoration of the famed civil rights activist and preacher.

This year marks the first time in three years that events will be held in person on campus following all-virtual celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the events this year will be hybrid; participants can attend in person or view events online.

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