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Hoffman Estates honors King's legacy

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  • Video: MLK breakfast, Hoffman Estates

  • Vanessa Meeks, of the Sears Holdings Associate Gospel Choir, sings a solo during the Hoffman Estates Cultural Awareness Commission's 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast.

       Vanessa Meeks, of the Sears Holdings Associate Gospel Choir, sings a solo during the Hoffman Estates Cultural Awareness Commission's 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Audience members clap and dance along to the music of the Sears Holdings Associate Gospel Choir on Monday during the Hoffman Estates Cultural Awareness Commission's 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast.

       Audience members clap and dance along to the music of the Sears Holdings Associate Gospel Choir on Monday during the Hoffman Estates Cultural Awareness Commission's 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Asa Gordon, history and social studies teacher at Palatine High School, was the guest speaker Monday at the Hoffman Estates Cultural Awareness Commission's 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast. Gordon discussed the importance of resiliency when it comes to overcoming obstacles.

       Asa Gordon, history and social studies teacher at Palatine High School, was the guest speaker Monday at the Hoffman Estates Cultural Awareness Commission's 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast. Gordon discussed the importance of resiliency when it comes to overcoming obstacles.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Bob Chwedyk/bchwedyk@dailyherald.comThe audience applauds the Sears Holdings Associate Gospel Choir during the Hoffman Estates Cultural Awareness Commission's 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast, held Monday morning in village hall.

      Bob Chwedyk/bchwedyk@dailyherald.comThe audience applauds the Sears Holdings Associate Gospel Choir during the Hoffman Estates Cultural Awareness Commission's 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast, held Monday morning in village hall.

  • Bob Chwedyk/bchwedyk@dailyherald.comMusical director Jeff Lomax leads the Sears Holdings Associate Gospel Choir on Monday during the Hoffman Estates Cultural Awareness Commission's 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast.

      Bob Chwedyk/bchwedyk@dailyherald.comMusical director Jeff Lomax leads the Sears Holdings Associate Gospel Choir on Monday during the Hoffman Estates Cultural Awareness Commission's 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast.

 
Daily Herald report

Community and business leaders gathered in Hoffman Estates Monday morning to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Hoffman Estates Cultural Awareness Commission's 12th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast held at village hall featured a performance by the Sears Holdings Associate Gospel Choir and guest speaker Asa Gordon, a social studies teacher at Palatine High School.

Gordon discussed historical and contemporary examples of people who overcame obstacles and problems through resilience.

"We should all have a suitcase full of resiliency to use when called upon," he said.

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