A prominent author, political columnist, activist, and advocate for positive change in the political process will serve as the keynote speaker at Delta State University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. Duvalier Malone, the principal and CEO of Duvalier Malone Enterprises, will join the university in celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 15 at 3 PM in the Jobe Auditorium. The keynote also will include musical selections from the Coahoma Community College Choir. The event, sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, is free and open to the public.
Malone offers regular on-air commentary for HILLTV and BOLD TV. The depth of his dialogue ranges from political engagement to complex legislation with long-term national and international implications.
In Washington, D.C., Malone’s foundation Dream 2 Succeed seeks to encourage youth through outreach as well as to improve the welfare of the community via innovative charitable experiences. The foundation seeks to inspire, empower, and influence people to give back to others.
Born and raised in Fayette, Miss., Malone learned the importance of advocacy through his grandmother’s teaching and mentorship. A graduate of Alcorn State University and Jackson State University, he serves as a mentor for the Young Government Leaders of Washington, D.C. and as a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the NAACP, the American Political Science Association, and the American Association of Public Administrators.