Segue Technologies, Inc.’s client the UNCF, along with the Washington Inter-Alumni Council, hosted the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday celebration held on January 18th, 2010 at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Maryland. For the past 27 years, this annual event has celebrated not only Dr. King’s legacy, but also those who continue his work toward achieving racial equality.
Segue was proud to be a sponsor of this year’s celebration and was represented by the attendance of several employees and Executive Team members. Local DC Channel 7 News anchor Leon Harris served as the Master of Ceremonies and Dr. Howard-John Wesley of the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria provided the keynote address to the capacity filled event center. Wesley’s engaging and energetic speaking style captured the audience’s attention from the first word uttered right through his closing remarks. He discussed the recent progress shown by the astounding achievement of electing the first African-American president, but then continued to touch upon how much work remains and warned those in attendance against complacency, that we should continue to better ourselves and those around us. Dr. Wesley’s words rang true not only in carrying on Dr. King’s legacy, but also with direct correlation to the mission of the UNCF which Segue is proud to support.