Proving that Christmas is, indeed, a time of inexplicable miracles, a public honors college in Maryland — Maryland — announced this week that former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele will give the keynote address for its 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast.
Steele will speak on Jan. 19 at the Annual Southern Maryland Martin Luther King, Jr., Prayer Breakfast on the small, bucolic waterfront campus of St. Mary’s College of Maryland — about 90 slow miles from Baltimore.
In addition to Steele’s speech, there will be entertainment provided by the First Missionary Baptist Church Youth Choir and the Spring Ridge Middle School Rhythm Club.
Steele’s keynote speech and the rest of the program are free to attend. The actual breakfast part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast will cost attendees $10.
Space is limited.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland was established in 1840 as St. Mary’s Female Seminary, a boarding school for women. It became a four-year public liberal arts college in 1966. It has been Maryland’s public liberal arts college since 1992.
Steele was the Republic National Committee chairman from 2009 to 2011. Before that, he was Maryland’s lieutenant governor from 2003 to 2007.
After resigning as RNC chairman, Steele became a political analyst for MSNBC. He has also been a columnist for The Root, an online magazine.