Martin Luther King Jr. Reflections Breakfast

Martin Luther King Jr. Reflections Breakfast

Auburn University at Montgomery celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy each year.  The MLK Reflections Breakfast tradition has grown to an event that is beloved by the campus and community.  With poignant speakers, representatives and dignitaries, and students represented from across the state, there is a place to listen, learn, and build understanding. 

The 2022 AUM MLK Reflections Breakfast is open for registration now.  However, due to COVID protocols, the event will be available via livestream only. 

January 18 | 9 A.M.

Featuring guest speaker

USAF Brigadier General
Terrence A. Adams
Speaker Bio

Watch the 2022 MLK Reflections Breakfast.

Past Speakers

2021 Guest Speaker

Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr.

As a Civil Rights Movement activist, Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960, among many other accomplishments. Today, he continues his work as an advocate, minister and educator for the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth, and Reconciliation, where he serves as chairman of the board.


2020 Guest Speaker

Cyntoia Brown-Long

Motivational speaker, author and criminal justice reform advocate Cyntoia Brown-Long, who was granted clemency by former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam in 2019 after serving 15 years of a life sentence, will discuss her search for redemption as the event’s featured speaker. The event, set for Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 8 a.m. in AUM Arena. THis event is free and open to the public.

2019 Guest Speaker

Xernona Clayton

Founder, President, CEO
Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc.

A dedicated civil rights leader and activist, Xernona Clayton worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during her tenure at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and traveled extensively with Mrs. Coretta Scott King on her nationwide concert tour.

As an executive with Turner Broadcasting for nearly 30 years, Clayton served as a liaison between TBS and civic groups in Atlanta and across the country. In 1993, she created the Trumpet Awards, which highlight the achievements and contributions of African-Americans and have been televised and distributed annually to more than 185 countries.

Clayton’s autobiography, “I’ve Been Marching All the Time,” was published in 1991. She and her late husband, Ed Clayton, co-authored “The Peaceful Warrior,” a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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