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At MLK Celebration, Weekend Voting

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Our chairman and co-founder Ambassador Andrew Young gave the 13th annual MLK Jr. Lecture tonight at the University of North Carolina on the occasion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Ambassador Young fought alongside Dr. King for Civil Rights and it is in his memory and spirit our organization was founded in 2005.

“We’re pleased to bring to Carolina someone who as a young leader marched side-by-side with Dr. King and rose through the ranks of the social justice and civil rights movements and beyond,” said Terri Houston, the university’s interim chief diversity officer, about Ambassador Young’s speech.

Ambassador Young discussed our efforts to increase voter participation at the event, which was live tweeted by reesenews, “a digital news publication powered by students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication.” What follows are a collection of tweets before and during Ambassador Young’s question and answer session with Jack Boger, dean and Wade Edwards Distinguished Professor in the School of Law, and UNC senior Amber Koonce.

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