Cornerstone Universty Hosts Bishop P.A. Brooks, Friend of Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela, for MLK Celebration on Campus

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CU Students will start first day of spring semester celebrating Martin Luther King Day.

Bishop P.A. Brooks, founder of New St. Paul Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Detroit, where he has served for over 54 Years will speak during a chapel service Jan. 20, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Bishop Brooks serves as the Second Assistant Presiding Bishop for the Church of God in Christ, the largest African-American Pentecostal Denomination with an estimated 6.5 million members in 59 countries.

With Rosa Parks by his side, Bishop Brooks welcomed former South African president Nelson Mandela to Detroit on one of his trips to visit the United States.

Bishop Brooks, who had the opportunity to visit with Mandela in his home before he became president, recently attended the funeral of Mandela.

The Cornerstone University Multi-Cultural Organization will host Bishop Brooks as part of the campus MLK celebration.

“Bishop Brooks will share historical moments from his personal relationships with Dr. King, Rosa Park and Mandela,” said Eric Lewis, multicultural advisor on campus.

In addition, recording artists "The Shelby 5" will perform during the chapel celebration.

Student officers of the multicultural organization will experience cultural immersion while touring the Jim Crow Museum. Other students will honor the legacy of Dr. King through service projects at various non-profit organizations.

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