Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2017

Mark your calendars for the 2017 annual MLK, Jr. Celebration at Viterbo, and consider nominating someone for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award.  Nucleus Johnson will speak on the topic, “Echoes of a King” on Jan. 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. in Viterbo’s Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award, established in 2009 to recognize leadership and commitment in building community, enhancing diversity and working for justice. The deadline for nominations is Monday, December 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM.  Request the nomination form from Ann Wales:


Nucleus Johnson, MLK Celebration 2017 Speaker

Nucleus Johnson has electrified crowds all over the country with his historical personification of Dr. King’s speeches since he was in the first grade. The rich legacy of MLK speaks for itself. It is a legacy that should be celebrated and honored. Professional orator Nucleus Johnson does just that. Since the age of seven, Johnson has been captivating audiences with his powerful and soul stirring renditions of Dr. King’s speeches. In 2003, Johnson received a special invitation from Coretta Scott King to participate in the MLK celebration in Atlanta. He has been blessed with an incredible ability to stand as a leader among his peers. His outspoken, yet humble personality, distinguishes him among his contemporaries. As articulated by Dr. King, Johnson believes that if we do not learn to live together peacefully as brothers, we will all perish together as fools.

Nucleus Johnson is a native of Dallas, Texas. He is married to his high school sweetheart Shayla and they have been blessed with a rambunctious son Noah.

This lecture is part of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration. Free and open to the public. No reservations required.


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