Media cover annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration
News Center Maine, WABI (Channel 5), WVII and Bangor Daily News covered the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration in the Wells Conference Center at the University of Maine. Hundreds of members of the public attended, and speakers at the event discussed the need to fight injustice every day, not just on one holiday out of the year, according to WABI. Joyce Gibson, a professor from the University of Southern Maine, gave the keynote speech on continuing Dr. King’s message. “It’s important that we remember who he is and what he stood for,” said Gibson. “People have to keep fighting.” “We’re a national community,” said Sen Angus King. “We need to be talking about unity, not division.” Gov. Janet Mills, U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, Secretary of State Matt Dunlap and some Bangor city officials also attended the event, which was co-sponsored by the Greater Bangor Area Branch NAACP and the UMaine Division of Student Life. WGME (Channel 8) included the UMaine event in a roundup of events for Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Maine.