The National Youth Summit on Education, Justice and the US Economy: The Leadership Academy offers an extraordinary opportunity for talented high school student leaders, educators, and community leaders to work with leading educators, civil rights icons and other national experts to examine the school to strive for academic excellence and positive behaviors.
The Summit opens at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 12th, 2017 with a Passing of the Torch Ceremony at Historic Ebenezer Church. The musical tribute to the accomplishments of young, world leaders will be under the musical direction of Dr. Dwight Andrews. Nine outstanding student leaders will receive a physical and symbolic torch from civil and human rights legends in the church that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pastored. From Dr. Bernard Lafayette who continues to lead nonviolence techniques around the world to Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of The Little Rock Nine, to Lynne M. Jackson, Dred Scott's great-great-granddaughter, attendees will be inspired by the musical tribute and leadership of the participants.
Monday, November 13th, there will be plenary sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.in King Chapel at Morehouse College including panels discussions with civil rights legends and state court chief judges.
Tuesday, November 14th, there will be workshops from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.in Massey Conference Center at Morehouse College including panel discussions with law enforcement professionals and Morehouse physicians. Students will also have an opportunity to view Dr. King's archived documents not opened to the public.
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