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Lee Daniels, 'The Butler' producer speaks at Martin Luther King, Jr. event at OU

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Oakland University celebrated Keeper of the Dream awards, and guest speaker, Lee Daniels, producer and director of "The Butler," was on speaker, January 20, 2014.

According to the Michigan Chronicle, Keeper of the Dream, established in January 1993, provides annual scholarships up to $5,000 for students who have demonstrated strong citizenship, scholarship and leadership. Since its inception, more than 80 students from a wide variety of academic majors have been awarded scholarships.

Keynote speaker Lee Daniels, an American film actor, director and producer, most recently known for directing the movie “The Butler,” a historical fiction drama with an all-star cast portraying events at the White House involving several presidents of the late 20th century, addressed the audience.

The Keeper of the Dream scholarship awards are sponsored this year by Beaumont Health System, Keeper of the Dream Foundation, L&L McIntosh Scholarship, OU Credit Union and OU Alumni Association. This year’s Unity Sponsors are the KeyBank Foundation and Avis Ford.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration kicks off a series of events to follow with respect to Black History Month. B. Shelmon of Lathrup Village stated, "(The event) was really good."

This year’s theme, “Civil Rights: Where are we now” commemorates the month with a series of events highlighting the importance of diversity and raising awareness of African American history and culture. Visit the AACM 2014 website for a complete listing of events and activities.

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