Check out Colbert King’s review of Morehouse College President Robert M. Franklin’s recent speech to the Morehouse Community “The Soul of Morehouse and the Future of the Mystique” in the Washington Post this past Saturday. In setting the vision for Morehouse in ethical and academic dimensions, Franklin noted the common thread connecting Morehouse men: “a fundamental sense of discontent with mediocrity and nonsense.”
President Franklin has agreed to be the speaker this year at Breakthrough Collaborative’s annual fundraiser, “Breaking Break for Breakthrough.” Almost 100 Breakthrough students and teachers have gone on to be alumni of Morehouse College. Each year we recruit and grow our Teacher partnership with this great institution. We salute leaders like Dr. Robert M. Franklin, President of the all-male Atlanta school, who have only the highest expectations for our youth. Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund, declares that his latest book, Crisis in the Village, “should be required reading for everyone concerned about the future of Black children, the Black community and America.” Cornell West declares Dr. Franklin to be “one of the most prophetic leaders and visionary thinkers of his generation.” A scholar-preacher, insightful educator, and frequent commentator on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” Franklin is lauded as a dynamic orator. Get more details here: www.bb4b2009.eventbrite.com
For details on special alumni and teacher ticket prices, contact Ieesha McKinzie at firstname.lastname@example.org of 415-632-4343.