• MLK Luncheon

Celebration of the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Doors open at 12:30pm
Holiday Inn Boston at Beacon Hill
5 Blossom Street [map]
Ballroom - 15th Floor
Boston, MA 02114


Seating is limited for this special event and tickets are required for admission without exception. To order a ticket follow this link to fill out the ticket order form.

Join us as the Suffolk University community comes together to celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Suffolk's annual luncheon will feature MK Asante a bestselling author and award-winning filmmaker who CNN calls "a master storyteller and major creative force."

The author of four celebrated books, Asante is a recipient of the Langston Hughes Award.  His latest book, It's Bigger Than Hip Hop, was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "An empowering book that moves you to action and to question status quo America."

Asante's new book, Buck, a memoir about his youth in Philadelphia, will be published by Random House in January, 2013.

Asante directed The Black Candle, a Starz TV movie he co-wrote with Maya Angelou who also narrates the prize-winning film.  He wrote and produced the film 500 Years Later, winner of five international film festival awards, and produced the multi award-winning film Motherland.

Asante studied at the University of London, earned a BA from Lafayette College, and an MFA from the UCLA School of Film and Television.

Asante has presented in over 25 countries as well as throughout the United States at hundreds of colleges, universities, libraries, concerts, and festivals. He was awarded the Key to the City of Dallas, Texas.

He has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NBC News, BBC America, and NPR. Asante's essays on art, technology, and culture have been published in USA Today, Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Times.

Asante is a tenured professor of creative writing and film in the Department of English and Language Arts at Morgan State University.


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