34th Annual Madison-Dane County King Holiday Observance

Event Dates: 
34th Annual Madison-Dane County King Holiday Observance
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 5 PM – 8 PM
Overture Center for the Arts
201 State St, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Freedom sing-in at 5 PM. Program begins 6 PM. 
Program features keynote speaker, MLK Community Choir and presentation of the MLK Humanitatian Award by County Executive Joe Parisi and Mayor Paul Soglin.
There is no cost to attend, and tickets are not required. 
Cheryl Brown Henderson
Brown v. Board of Education Originator & Civil Rights Activist
Cheryl Brown Henderson is one of the three daughters of the late Reverend Oliver L. Brown who filed suit on behalf of their children against the local Board of Education. Their case became known as the landmark decision; Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. 
Sheryl went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a minor in mathematics from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Minor in Mathematics from Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas, and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Washburn University. 
Cheryl is the Founding President of The Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research. She has an extensive background in education, business and civic leadership and decades of experience in political advocacy, public policy implementation, and federal legislative development.
Cheryl has been a invited to the White House on seven occasions, she has published numerous writings on Brown v. Board of Education, and she has received multiple honors and awards. Cheryl has extensive public speaking experience, which includes university guest lectures at over 300 universities including Harvard and Yale University law schools. In 2004, Cheryl introduced then President Bush to the 5,000 plus people gathered for the grand opening of Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas. 
We are excited to welcome Ms. Brown Henderson as keynote speaker for the 34th annual Madison/Dane County Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition Observance.