The St. Cloud branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is hosting their annual dinner to celebrate the impact and life of Dr. Martin Luther King.
The 39th annual MLK Freedom Fund event features a keynote address by St. Cloud State University ethnic studies professor Christopher Lehman, music with gospel artist Robert Roberson and the Lincoln Elementary Youth Choir.
Lehman will be discussing how slavery and segregation shaped St. Cloud and African Americans who lived here. He’s authored six books based on his research on slavery in the Midwest and Minnesota.
The dinner and activities are taking place Sunday at St. Cloud’s River’s Edge Convention Center starting at 5:30 p.m.