General Information
Date: January 21, 2019
Time: 7:00 a.m. CST
Location: The Armory
500 South 6th St,
Minneapolis, MN
Keynote: Don Lemon
Parking: Parking

Broadcast Schedule:
Watch the MLK Breakfast LIVE on Twin Cities PBS (tpt2) at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019, rebroadcast statewide at 8 PM that night on TPT's Minnesota Channel (tptMN), or stream it online at

Nine neighborhoods.
Nine ways to celebrate.

Can't attend the MLK Breakfast at the Armory? Register to attend an MLK Breakfast in your community:

These neighborhood celebrations are coordinated by the Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul

Sponsorship opportunities are available!

    • If interested, please contact Laverne McCartney Knighton at UNCF.
  • This Year's Breakfast

    "Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’"

    Those were the words of Dr. King, who believed that everybody can achieve greatness through service. Even at our most divided, helping others can heal. This breakfast is an opportunity to celebrate Dr. King by ‘doing for others’, together. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the UNCF MLK Legacy Scholarship.

    This year’s keynote speaker is Don Lemon, an Emmy Award-Winning news anchor and journalist, who currently hosts "CNN Tonight." In 2009, Ebony named him as one of the 150 most influential African Americans. He has won an Edward R. Murrow award for his coverage on the Washington, D.C. snipers, as well as various other awards for his reporting on the AIDS epidemic in Africa and Hurricane Katrina.

    We will also have entertainment this year with guests Sounds of Blackness’.

    Please join us in serving others on January 21.

    Keynote Speaker
    Don Lemon

    This year’s keynote speaker is Don Lemon, Don Lemon anchors CNN Tonight with Don Lemon airing weeknights at 10pm. He also serves as a correspondent across CNN/U.S. programming. Based out of the network's New York bureau, Lemon joined CNN in September 2006. Read more

    Special Guest
    Michael L. Lomax, Ph.D. President and Chief Executive Officer UNCF
    Since 2004, Dr. Michael L. Lomax has served as president and CEO of UNCF, the nation’s largest private provider of scholarships and other educational support to African American students and a leading advocate of college readiness: students’ need for an education, from pre-school through high school, that prepares them for college success... Read more
    Special Guest
    Sounds of Blackness’
    From Jazz and blues to Rock & Roll, R&B, Gospel, Spirituals, Hip¬Hop, Reggae and Soul, we color each and every “SOUND OF BLACKNESS” with uplifting messages of hope, unity, love and peace for all humankind – and we work passionately to achieve it. Read more