Monday, January 16th 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of The Keeper of The Dream Awards at Oakland University. This video was created to recognize this milestone.
“The Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Awards Celebration honors the legacy of the late civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and awards up to six scholarships to students that best demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities through their involvement on campus and in the community by breaking down racial and cultural stereotypes and by promoting unity among all people to foster a campus environment rich in diversity and multiculturalism. It is also an opportunity to publicly recognize students who exemplify Dr. King’s vision, and to award them annual scholarships for their efforts in promoting interracial tolerance and understanding.”
As a former recipient, I have to say that this was one of the greatest awards I have had the opportunity to receive. Dr King’s life and legacy continues to inform my work today.
From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW