The Morehouse College Manhattan Alumni Association held its 28th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Breakfast and Fundraiser Monday at the Cecil Steakhouse in Harlem.
Several awards were given to local alums from the historically Black, all-male college. The keynote speaker for the event was Assistant Commissioner at New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Morehouse alum Dr. K. Torian Easterling.
The Drum Major Award was given to Stewart Cornelius, Client Partner at Twitter, the Mountain Top Award was given to Aaron Holiday, Co-Founder and General Partner at 645 Ventures and the 2018 Dream Award was given to Jonathan Simon, Executive Director, Advancing Black Leaders, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
King was admitted to Morehouse College in Atlanta at age 15 when he passed the school’s entrance exams. He graduated with a degree in 1948 with a degree in sociology. On the King holiday current Morehouse college students participated in various community service activities around Atlanta