Athens, Ga. - U.S. Rep. David Scott will be the keynote speaker for the 11th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast Jan. 17 at 7:30 a.m. in the Grand Hall of the Tate Student Center on the University of Georgia campus.
Sponsored by UGA, the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government and the Clarke County School District, the MLK Freedom Breakfast commemorates the life of the late civil rights leader. This year's theme is "The Power of the Dream: Our Unmeasured Strength and our Unbounded Spirit."
Along with Scott's address, recipients of the President's Fulfilling the Dream Award will be recognized at the event, which has averaged more than 600 attendees in recent years. The award highlights the work of local citizens who have made significant efforts to build bridges of unity and understanding as they strive to make King's dream of equality and justice a reality.
Scott was elected to the U.S Congress in 2002. He is currently in his sixth term representing Georgia's 13th Congressional District, which includes six counties around metro Atlanta: Cobb, Clayton, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton and Henry.