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The 39th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast in Rhode Island

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast will be held this year on Monday, January 16th from 8am to 10am at Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet in Cranston.

The event is a program of the Rhode Island Ministers Alliance and is the 39th year of the MLK Scholarship Breakfast. “RI Congressman David Cicilline will be the featured guest speaker, and eight scholarships will be awarded, said Pastor Howard M. Jenkins, Jr., President of the Alliance.

Other guest speakers have yet to be announced and a choir will perform.

Tickets are $50 and can be reserved: HERE – this has been a sold out event so reserve your tickets as soon as possible.


40 years ago, in 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed MLK Day into law and 3 years later it was first observed. By the year 2000, all fifty states officially observed the day, held on the 3rd Monday of the month of January. The date was picked because it is closest to King’s birthday of January 15. King was born in 1929 and would have been 94 this year. He died on April 4, 1968, 55 years ago.

MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

The Ministers Alliance of Rhode Island is an ecumenical, multi-cultural collaboration of Pastors and Ministers throughout Rhode Island. We enjoy serving the Lord together. We are best known for our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast.