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2018 Grand Rapids Legacy Luncheon

In recognition of Black History Month, Grand Rapids will host its 11th annual Grand Rapids Legacy Luncheon on Monday, February 26, 2018, at the Amway Grand Plaza. We invite you to participate and support the Grand Rapids Legacy Luncheon as we celebrate our scholarship recipients, community leaders, and business partners at this event. We promise to leave you enriched, enlightened and joyfully connected. This year’s dynamic keynote speaker is Emmy Award-winning journalist/television personality, author, and ninth generation descendent to President Thomas Jefferson, Mr. Shannon LaNier.

Although the Legacy Events originated as a small community gathering to celebrate National Black History Month, it has advanced communities in the following areas:

  • Awarded more than $100,000 to students in scholarships across the State of Michigan
  • Honored outstanding community leaders and business partners that gave back to their communities
  • Utilized Black-owned businesses and services to assist in making this signature event a continued success
  • Encouraged diversification from local communities to participate in the richness of Black History Month with the theme: “Black History is Everybody’s History”
Highlights Include:
  • Student Scholarships
  • Networking 
  • Keynote Speaker – Shannon LaNier, co-author of the book: Jefferson’s Children: The Story of One American Family
  • Encouraging community participation with the theme: “Black History is Everybody’s History”
  • Souvenir Event Booklet

2018 Grand Rapids Legacy Luncheon
  • Times:  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • February 26, 2018 to February 26, 2018
  • Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton