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David Banner announced as keynote speaker at 30th Anniversary of San Antonio MLK March



Hip-hop veteran turned social activist will deliver vibrant speech on the economic impact and political influence of minority communities.

2017 MLK March Keynote Speaker, David Banner

SAN ANTONIODec. 20, 2016PRLog — The San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission is proud to invite and present David Banner as the keynote speaker for the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. March. Banner will speak on empowering the community and the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. and what that means in urban communities. Mr. Banner has been regarded as an upfront, in-your-face, no holds barred type of communicator – he is sure to provide impactful insight on a range of topics including economic impact and political influence of minority and urban communities.

“We are excited to have David Banner join the San Antonio community during this historic 30th Anniversary. We believe his presence will spark a new energy into the community.” – Honorary Chair of the Commission, Alan Warrick II

In 2017, the City of San Antonio will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its sponsorship of the local march and commemoration, regarded by many as one of the largest commemorative marches in the country. More than 300,000 attendees will participate in the historic march on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 10:00AM.

David Banner grew up in Jackson, Mississippi and is a graduate of Southern University. Banner began his career as a rapper, actor, and producer. Now a passionate activist and CEO of A Banner Vision he uses his status and influence to be a voice for both the black community and the disenfranchised. In November 2006, Mr. Banner was awarded the Visionary Award by the National Black Caucus of the State Legislature in recognition of his work after Hurricane Katrina. More recently, Mr. Banner created the “God Box” lecture series touring various universities, appearing on CNN, and in publications like ESSENCE and VIBE.

About The San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
The mission of the San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission is to promote human equality, the principles of nonviolence, and the understanding and acceptance of racial harmony, understanding, respect, and goodwill among citizens, all as a way of building community among all citizens of San Antonio and across the United States.

Improving the quality of our youth’s education is very important to the MLK, Jr. Commission. If you would like to support the MLK, Jr. March, annual MLK, Jr. scholarships, or any of the events that will take place, the MLK, Jr. Commission welcomes the partnership of local and national businesses. Please contact the city of San Antonio MLK, Jr. staff at MLK@sanantonio.gov​.







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