"Just wanted to say thanks for the wonderful, inspiring, and challenging interview with Dr. Rice last night! That’s the first time I’ve listened to her at length and she’s brilliant. Mamie, you were an awesome interviewer!"
"Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the MLK Jr. Regional Celebration event on Wednesday evening. Your interview with Dr. Rice was extraordinary! You asked great questions and I feel like I learned so much. Dr. Rice’s response about Critical Race Theory was interesting and I would love to get your take on it when our paths cross next. I also thought Ken Jolly and the high school students did a great job. Anyway, thank you for organizing and facilitating this wonderful event. Last year was Van Jones. This year was Condoleezza Rice. You have assembled an impressive pattern of dignitaries and I can’t wait to see who is up next! Thanks again."
James E. Tarr, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Education
Saginaw Valley State University
"THANK YOU! It was a unique opportunity for our young people to get a first-hand glimpse into what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. strove so hard to achieve. Some of the comments we received from the teens in attendance included:
- We celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King to remember and we celebrate to inspire.
- Schools should teach history and our experiences, but not pointing out different races.
- Diversity is best viewed as different experiences, not just difference of color."
- A good conversation is had by listening to those that are different from us, not just trying to convince others of our ideas."
Program Director / Unit Director
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Great Lakes Bay Region ~ Pinconning Unit
"Thank you, Dr. Thorns! A wonderful MLK celebration for our enjoyment and enlightenment tonight. Special thanks to the outstanding scholarship students who brought Dr. King to life for us tonight."