Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Monday, January 15, 2018 | 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | 135 S. Broadway St., Akron, Ohio 44308

The Akron Urban League is pleased to present its annual celebration of the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This breakfast is an opportunity for all residents of Summit County to come together and help us share Dr. King’s vision of a more perfect union.

This Year’s Event

Building on the excitement from last year’s event, in which Rev. Dr. Ronald Fowler was honored and keynote speaker, Antwone Fisher, spoke to the hardships he overcame throughout his life, this year’s event promises to be spectacular and will focus on remembering Dr. King’s “We Have a Dream” speech on Washington.

As always, we expect a large crowd, so reserve your seats early!

Event Chair

Nicholas Browning






Honorary event chair, Nicholas Browning is president of Huntington’s Akron Region.

Browning joined Huntington in 2016 following the merger of FirstMerit into the company. While at FirstMerit, he served as executive vice president, Akron president and CEO and was responsible for coordinating the activities of retail, wealth and commercial banking for the Akron Region, with direct responsibility for all aspects of Akron commercial banking. In addition, he was a member of the FirstMerit Bank, N.A. board of directors and executive committee. Prior to joining FirstMerit, Browning was a commercial banker with Ameritrust Bank and NCNB, where he began his banking career.

Browning earned his MBA from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and marketing from the University of South Carolina. He is a trustee for the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Akron, Summa Health System Hospitals, Akron Community Foundation, Sisler McFawn Foundation, Summit Education Initiative, United Way of Summit County and Downtown Akron Partnership, and a member of the University of Akron College of Business Advancement Council. He was 2012 campaign chair for United Way of Summit County/Red Cross Campaign and is past board president of United Disability Services and Greenleaf Family Center.

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