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Speaker’s Loss Fuels Call to Action in Commemoration of King’s Legacy

Lonise P. Bias, powerfully silhouetted against video images of her son, Len A warm greeting Interaction with a student Motivational speaker addresses ACC Auditorium audience Lonise P. Bias, a motivational speaker spurred to community activism by the tragic deaths of her sons including Len, a University of Maryland basketball player who died shortly after being drafted by the Boston Celtics aimed a beacon of optimism, triumph and self-esteem at her Penn College audience Monday night. “Living Beyond the Dream: A Message of Hope for Families, Communities and the Nation,” held in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium and sponsored by the college’s Cultural Life Committee, keynoted the three-day campus observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Photos by Whitnie-Rae Mays, student photographer

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