Wednesday, February 16, President/CEO of BGS, Dr. Harry Boston was joined by Knoxville Chamber of Commerce President, Mike Odom, East Tennessee Economic Council Vice President, Tracy Boatner, and a handful of others at the Knoxville Area Urban League’s Annual Luncheon. As a member of the Urban League’s board, Dr. Boston has joined the efforts of the organization to “empower communities and change lives”.
Additionally, continuing with the theme of the month, pictured leading the invocation for the luncheon guests, you will find Rev. Harold A. Middlebrook, Sr. Rev. Middlebrook became a close friend of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during their time at Morehouse College. They served together on the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and Middlebrook went on to become the youth minister at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where both King and his father held pastorates.
Working with Dr. King throughout much of the Civil Rights Movement, Rev. Middlebrook was also standing along side Dr. King the day he was assassinated while leaning over the balcony railing at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. With the memory of his dear friend’s legacy in mind, Rev. Middlebrook went on to found the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Commission on Greater Knoxville in 1986, which he chaired until 2000.
Dr. Boston is in amazing company on the Knoxville Area Urban League’s board.