Naomi Tutu Speaks at MLK Breakfast

Story by Sanni Brown

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center featured human rights activist Naomi Tutu as the keynote speaker. She talked with admiration about Dr. King's non-violent response to opression and observed that we have not yet reached the "promised land" Dr. King spoke of. Her speech focused on Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community" and the African concept of Ubuntu, which she described as "being about our shared humanity." Complete audio of Naomi Tutu's speech is available below.

The annual event is organized by the United Negro College Fund and the General Mills Foundation.