(LITTLE ROCK) – The Honorable Judge Marion A. Humphrey, pastor of Allison Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, AR, will serve as the keynote speaker for the 13th Annual King Kennedy Dinner.
The Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus (ADBC) will host its annual dinner on Friday, February 17th, 2017, at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, AR. The dinner and award ceremony will begin at 7p.m. The event was established in 2005 to honor and recognize outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to their communities and the state of Arkansas.
“We are thrilled to have Judge Humphrey as our keynote speaker this year,” said Darrell Stephens, president of the ADBC. “He is dynamic and motivating. I know that he will deliver a thought provoking address that will touch on where we are, where we’re headed, and the steps needed for rebuilding within our Democratic Party.”
In addition to serving as the pastor of Allison Presbyterian Church, Humphrey is a retired circuit court judge for Pulaski and Prairie Counties. Humphrey was awarded the 2016 King Kennedy Dr. Jerry Jewel Government Leadership Award for all of his accomplishments in the state’s local government. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey; a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Some of his accomplishments include serving as a municipal judge, working in private practice, and serving as the Little Rock Assistant City Attorney, and Arkansas Assistant Attorney General. Humphrey is also a member of the Arkansas Judicial Council, the Arkansas Bar Association, the Pulaski County Bar Association, and the W. Harold Flowers Law Society, and is a life member of both the National Bar Association and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He is president of the Christian Ministerial Alliance in Little Rock and formerly served as chaplain of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Association, member of the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Criminal Practice and a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow of International Rotary.
About the Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus
The Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus (ADBC) was established in 1982 as an extension of the Democratic Party of Arkansas. It provides a vehicle, within the Democratic Party of Arkansas, to address the concerns of African Americans. The objective of this organization is to achieve proportionate representation of African American Democratic public officials, elected or appointed in Arkansas; foster election of and monitor the performance of all elected officials and disseminate information to the African American community through effective communication.
To learn more about the Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus or ticket/sponsorship information, contact Darrell Stephens at 501-218-6957, Lynette Vinson at 501-650-6062, Sanci Richardson at 501-563-8401 or visit the website at www.ardemocraticblackcaucus.org.