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TAASU Freedom Breakfast – highlighting the Herman Johnson Scholarship – will take place on Jan. 23

January 8th, 2013 · No Comments · Events

[The following was provided by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.]

The African American Student Union (TAASU), formed in 1969, is holding its 23rd annual breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 in Pierson Auditorium, Atterbury Student Success Center.

The event includes performances by two UMKC students – Olajuwon Davis performing “Forty Corners” and Kelsey Major signing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

The featured performer, Rudy Currence, is a singer-songwriter, musician and producer. For information about Currence, view his bio.

Along with the great speeches and performances that take place during the TAASU Freedom Breakfast, this year’s breakfast also will highlight the Herman Johnson Scholarship.

The Herman Johnson Scholarship, established in 1987, was the first scholarship created to increase college opportunities for African American UMKC students. The Herman and Dorothy Johnson Residence Hall, which opened in 2009, was named in the couple’s honor for their commitment to UMKC.

For information and/or reservations, visit the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs registration.