The Reverend Dr. James Edward Cleveland (December 5, 1931 – February 9, 1991) was a gospel singer, musician, and composer. Known as the King of Gospel music, Cleveland was a driving force behind the creation of the modern gospel sound by incorporating traditional black gospel, modern soul, pop, and jazz in arrangements for mass choirs. Throughout his career, Cleveland appeared on hundreds of recordings, won 4 Grammy Awards, and received a star along the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Black History Month honors of the accomplishments made by black Americans.
Grant Chapel AME Church will recognize and celebrate the central role of African Americans in U.S. history with its 19th annual Martin Luther King Commemorative Breakfast at 8 a.m. Jan. 19. in the Marriott Pyramid North Hotel.
Themed “Keeping the dream alive: A day on, not a day off,” this breakfast offers guest speakers Pastor Rickie G. Rush and the senior pastor of the Inspiring Body of Christ Church in Dallas, Texas.
The Grant Chapel’s Scholarship Committee will give out scholarships on a competitive basis to graduating seniors entering college. In the past years, scholarships have ranged from $500 to $1,000, but each year the amounts vary.
This commemorative breakfast has become an Albuquerque tradition that draws the community together to remember Martin Luther King Jr., and his dream.
This event is open to everyone to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy.