MLK Association of Asheville
"Our LIVES Begin To End The Day
We Become SILENT About Things That MATTER"
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Prayer Breakfast

Dear Friends,

On Saturday, January 18, 2020, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County will celebrate its community’s 39th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast, at the Crowne Plaza Resort on Resort Drive in West Asheville. The 2020 keynote speaker will be Dr. Joy DeGruy, author of Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury & Healing. Holding two masters degrees, in Social Work and Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in Social Work Research, Dr. DeGruy is an acknowledged expert on the intersection of racism, trauma, violence, and American chattel slavery. In an interview with The Chalkboard Project in Portland, Oregon, she said, “The history of segregation in this country separated everyone and created the idea of ‘othering’ people… Black people have figured how to thrive in a hostile environment, where they don’t feel wanted or safe. Those stressors have become a part of daily living for families.”

We invite you to support our ongoing efforts to achieve Dr. King’s ideals by advertising in our Souvenir Journal, which will be distributed to more than 1,000 citizens gathered at the Crowne Plaza Resort yearly. Contact us for deadlines.

Advertising prices along with copy and size specifications are on the enclosed order form. If you wish to reserve a patron table ($350.00) for your group, please include your request and ticket payment with your advertising order, or contact us no later than Dec. 14.

Your tickets or advertising can be paid for by check or money order or by using the PayPal on our website.

We look forward to receiving your order by return mail. Thank you again for your support.

Darryl Rhymes
Chair, Prayer Breakfast Committee


Event Info & Tickets

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2019 Sponsors





To the MLK Association or the Scholarship Fund to aid our mission of
preserving and advancing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


The MLK Association of Asheville &
Buncombe County, Inc.
PO Box 328
Asheville, NC 28802-0328


Advertising for our 2020 Prayer Breakfast Souvenir Journal is now available. Please click the link below for our rate card, or you may email us at to discuss your design options and preferences for the 2020 Journal.


Prayer Breakfast: Saturday, January 18, 2020. Join us for the 39th annual event at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Asheville, NC.

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