November 22, 2013
(Atlanta, GA) – Last night, the College Republicans at Morehouse College in Atlanta officially re-chartered. Following the re-chartering ceremony, Alveda King served as the keynote speaker for the organization’s Distinguished Speaker Series.
“We’d like to thank the Georgia Black Republican Council and the Georgia Republican Party for supporting our re-chartering,” said Michael Roundtree, Chairman of the College Republicans at Morehouse College. “And special thanks to the Georgia GOP for engaging with us as we help others choose freedom.”
“An instrumental part of spreading our message is engaging with HBCUs,” said Will Kremer, President of the Georgia College Republicans. “The hard work and dedication Chairman Michael Roundtree has put into chartering and leading the Morehouse CRs will ensure the continued success of the chapter. I look forward to working with the Morehouse CRs going into the 2014 election cycle.”
The Georgia Black Republican Council, chaired by Rich Thompson served as a Co-host for the evening’s activities. Georgia Republican Party 1st-Vice Chairman Michael McNeely joined members of the Morehouse Executive Board and Faculty Sponsors in congratulating the newly re-chartered group.
“Leadership born from Morehouse has been critical to our Nation’s formation,” said Leo Smith, Director of Minority Engagement for the Georgia Republican Party. “The vision of their American Flag Project and the HBCU Initiative will have great impact in Georgia and beyond.”
Although not in attendance, businessman and conservative radio talk show host Herman Cain sent these remarks: “One of my fondest memories this past year was being able to speak to the growing group of conservative students at Morehouse. It is personally fulfilling for me to see this happen at Morehouse and I appreciate the efforts of everyone involved.”
Following the Chartering Ceremony, Pro-Life activist Alveda King served as the keynote speaker at the Distinguish Speaker Series Dinner.
Dr. King spoke of her Great Uncle, Martin Luther King Sr., affectionately remembering his commitment to Republican principles like Life, God, and Marriage, saying, ”I long for a time when our votes and our values will realign.”
Morehouse will continue it’s fundraising campaign in anticipation of helping to influence other chapter states at HBCU’s and bringing an American Flag to their own and other campuses in Georgia. They are already planning for significant speakers to be part of their series next spring.