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2017 Tavis Smiley

Broadcaster, author, publisher, advocate, and philanthropist Tavis Smiley is the keynote speaker for the MLK Living Legacy Celebration Monday, Jan. 23 at Boise State. From his celebrated conversations with world figures to his work to inspire the next generation of leaders, Tavis Smiley has emerged as an outstanding voice for change.

Smiley is a researcher of Dr. King’s life and legacy, and is the author of Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year. He is the recipient of 16 honorary doctorates and is the founder of the Tavis Smiley Foundation, which funds programs that develop young leaders in their communities.