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Events > 31st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast presented by Florida Blue

Date: Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
Doors open at 7 a.m.
Breakfast served from 7-8 a.m.
Program begins at 8 a.m.
Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center




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Be the Youth Co-emcee at the Breakfast

CBS47/FOX30 Action News Jax is looking for a standout, local high school student to join anchor Tenikka Hughes as a co-emcee of the 30th Annual MLK Breakfast on Friday, January 12, 2018. This is an important event in Jacksonville, as we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream for nonviolent social change. An activist, humanitarian and minister, King played an invaluable role in the advancement of civil rights in the United States. He also worked tirelessly to promote social and economic empowerment of all people. CBS47/FOX30 Action News Jax is looking for dynamic 11th & 12th grade students who are living the dream of Dr. King by actively taking steps to bridge barriers and effect change in their schools and communities.
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31st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast presented by Florida Blue
Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
1000 Water St., Jacksonville, FL 32202
$40 per individual or $400 per table (seats ten)
The City of Jacksonville invites you to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 31st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast presented by Florida Blue.

The 31st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast will feature Mayor Lenny Curry alongside an inspirational keynote speaker.

Different from previous years, the breakfast will precede the program. Breakfast will feature self-serve buffet style from 7 – 8 a.m. Guests are encouraged to network and explore community involvement opportunities during this time.

The program will begin promptly at 8 a.m.


Individual tickets and tables are NOW ON SALE!  
A table seats ten guests.

Individual Ticket: $40.00
Table (10 guests): $400.00

Ticket sales will close Friday, January 5 at 5 p.m.

Vernice "Flygirl" Armour
Keynote Speaker

Leveraging her “Breakthrough Mentality” and “Get Gutsy” mindset, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour propelled herself from beat cop to combat pilot in a record-breaking three years and became America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot. As featured on CNN, MSNBC, The View, FOX News, Oprah Winfrey and others, FlyGirl’s fresh, edgy style, high, contagious energy and unique, gutsy essence jump off the stage, page and screen and moves people to action. Since 2007, she has inspired countless organizations and individuals to make gutsy moves and create breakthrough results.
A Tennessee native and graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, FlyGirl holds two honorary doctorates, was a Diversity Liaison Officer to the Pentagon for Headquarters Marine Corps and is a member of the COMCAST/NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Council. She has received numerous awards as a pioneering pilot, to include her commanding role in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). She was the Marine Corps’ first African American Female pilot, first African American woman on the Nashville Police Department’s motorcycle squad, a Camp Pendleton Female Athlete of the Year and two-time titleholder in their Strongest Warrior Competition, and a running back for the women’s pro football team, the San Diego ‘Sunfire.’
FlyGirl’s first signature book, Zero to Breakthrough,TM was released in 2011.


Tomorrow's Leaders

Tomorrow's Leaders are recognized as individuals who exemplify the ideals and principles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and excel in community volunteerism, leadership and civic responsibility. The City of Jacksonville is pleased to offer the opportunity for deserving elementary, middle and high school students to be nominated for the Tomorrow’s Leaders award being presented at the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast.

The City of Jacksonville is proud to announce the 2018 Tomorrow's Leaders:

Winner: Jerome Singleton
Runner-up: Evan Harding

Winner: Kaila Skeen
Runner-up: Lilly Rain Charles

High School
Winner: Kehinde (Kenny) Sogbegan
Runner-up: Marielle Todd



Complimentary parking will be available for attendees in surrounding lots at the Prime Osborn Convention Center.


More Information

For more information about the 31st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast, call (904) 630-3690 or email

City of Jacksonville, FL
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