Making Dreams Come True Sets the Stage for the 2014 MLK Scholarship Gala It was truly a time for dreams to come true during the 2014 MLK Jr. Scholarship Gala. The red carpet affair drew members, students and special guests from across the state, who came together to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Winners of the Multicultural Arts Contest were recognized, along with honorees U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, who received the 2014 Excellence in Equity Award, and Ambassador Brian Bowler, who was presented with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award. Here are some of the eveningâ€™s highlights. Photos: Les Todd and Linda Powell-Jones
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President Rodney Ellis and emcee Gerald Owens congratulate U.S.Senator Kay Hagan, winner of the Excellence in Equity Award. Click here to hear an excerpt from her speech.
Keynote speaker Ambassador Brian Bowler, received the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award. A native of Malawi, Africa, Bowler praised the work of educators and how an education changed his life.
Vice President Mark Jewell recognizes the many special guests who attended the gala.
Members of the NCAE Human and Civil Rights Commission pose with Ambassador Brian Bowler and U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (center).
Rahnesia Butler of Durham snaps pictures with her cell phone.
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