Marshall Honored With King Legacy Award
The University of Cincinnati’s newly appointed chief diversity officer will be honored at the Underground Railroad Freedom Center on Jan. 20 for her leadership in strengthening Cincinnati’s diverse community and promoting the vision and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Date: 1/9/2014 12:00:00 AM
By: Greg Hand
Phone: (513) 556-1822
Bleuzette Marshall, chief diversity officer at the University of Cincinnati, will be honored with the King Legacy Award Jan. 20 as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center host the 39th annual King Legacy Awards Breakfast at the Freedom Center. Courtis Fuller of WLWT will serve as emcee of the breakfast, which will celebrate three student and three adult honorees from the greater Cincinnati community.
Marshall, newly appointed to the chief diversity officer position leads implementation of the university’s five-year diversity plan and building strategic partnerships in the community. She also is treasurer of the Cincinnati chapter of The Links, Inc. and serves on the board of the Cincinnati Recreation Foundation and Project ArtReach. She is a triple alumna of the University of Cincinnati.
The King Legacy Awards Breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m. Following the breakfast and awards ceremony, the Coalition will host a civil rights march that will leave the Freedom Center at 10:30 a.m. and head to Fountain Square for an inter-faith prayer service, with an invocation by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center president, C.G. Newsome. Beginning at 11:00 a.m., the Freedom Center will be open free to the public until 5:00 p.m., in celebration of Dr. King’s memory.
Tickets for the breakfast are $35 and are available by calling 513-333-7706. The event honors members of the greater Cincinnati community for their leadership in strengthening the diversity of our community and for promoting the vision and legacy of Dr. King. It has been held at the Freedom Center since 2005.