Vineland African American CDC Honors 24 During Annual MLK Celebration on Jan. 15


AC JosepH Media

VINELAND — Twenty-four people will be recognized on Martin Luther King Jr. Day by the Vineland African American Community Development Corporation at its annual MLK Breakfast at the Academy Ballroom, 17 West Landis Avenue, at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15.

Michael Parrish will be the keynote speaker, art display by Ty Lewis and other entertainers. The event took place in front of a sold out audience last year in honor of the slain civil rights icon.

The Vineland African American CDC puts on the event in conjunction with the Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Vineland High School African American Experience Classes, the Greater Vineland NAACP, and the Bridgeton Area Chapter of the National Congress of Black Women.

The event is put on every year under the guidance of educator and local community advocate Albert Porter.

Those being honored include:

  • Rev. Tomas Acevedo
  • Eddie Bartee
  • Paul Bethea
  • Jaden Bowman
  • D.J. Campbell
  • Quasean Dixon
  • Mia Feliciano
  • Zyriaj Howard
  • Dan Hunter
  • Victor Jimenez
  • Noel Jones
  • Randy Kemp
  • Isabella Mayas
  • Rafael Mendez
  • Jodenise Muller/Vineland High School Jr. ROTC
  • Allen Nobles
  • Dominique Poole
  • Jay (Jairo) Rivas
  • Larae Smith
  • Nylan Sutton
  • Rzezon Sylejmani
  • Derrick Tribbett
  • Vineland High School Jr. ROTC

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