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Nationally recognized speaker, BerThaddaeus Bailey, will perform a reenactment of
Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech

On Friday, January 13th, Southern Bancorp will host “Dreams & Opportunities,” an event celebrating the legacy and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 11:00am – 12:30pm. The event will feature remarks from Southern Bancorp CEO Darrin Williams and Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr., Mr. Bailey’s recreation of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and performances by the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and the Westwind School for Performing Arts.

What: Dreams & Opportunities: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Darrin Williams, Southern Bancorp, Inc., CEO

Frank Scott Jr., Mayor, City of Little Rock

Matuschka Lindo Briggs, SVP & Regional Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Little Rock Branch

Dr. Shannon Clowney Johnson, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Philander Smith College

BerThaddaeus Bailey, My Brother’s Keeper, Director

When: Friday, January 13, 2023

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                 Reception (food, refreshments)

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                 Program

Where:  Sherman E. Tate Student Recreation Center, Philander Smith College,
900 W. Daisy L. Gatson Bates Dr., Little Rock, AR 72202 (campus map)

Send RSVPs to by 5 pm on Thursday, January 12.

More: Southern Bancorp is a mission-driven community development bank founded to help everyone along the path to opportunity, regardless of income level, financial history, or zip code. Our mission is to be wealth builders for everyone by offering flexible lending and deposit products combined with unique financial services, including credit counseling, free tax preparation, and homebuyer education.

This month, Southern Bancorp is opening its first Little Rock location, which will be located in the 12th Street Station.