Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tempe's Martin Luther King Celebration

We attended Tempe Arizona's Martin Luther King Celebration Brunch. The event as a whole was outstanding. The entertainment by the students included a guitar duet and the steel drum group. The steel drum groups excellent playing and high energy had everyone alert  and upbeat for the event.

The speaker Dr. Betty Greathouse, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University, did a timeline on diversity in Tempe. (I have to keep reminding myself that Blacks are only 17% of the entire state.) Dr. Greathouse detailed the important stops in Tempe's history since the late 1800. Sufficient to say Tempe got their first Black council member two years ago. They have made great strides but still have a lot of work to do in the area of diversity.

I gifted the good Dr. with a pair of my cowrie shell earrings in copper and a bookmark. A very interesting day indeed.

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