TTU to host "Dream Alive" program featuring Joe Rogers on Feb. 21

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision continues with Joe Rogers trailblazing the pioneer’s legacy in the program, “Dream Alive,” presented as a Black History Month event at Tennessee Tech University.

Rogers’ “Dream Alive” presentation has been featured at universities, corporations and conferences across the country and now comes to TTU’s Derryberry Hall Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m.

“Dream Alive” continues the vision and legacy of the late Dr. King, in an effort to help increase understanding of what the former civil rights leader has accomplished and what he wanted for future generations.

Rogers proves to be the man to continue the wisdom. “Something happens when Rogers speaks,” says a review by the New York Times. “People who have seen the presentation say it’s uncanny. ‘King is in the room,’ they say.”

Rogers is former lieutenant governor of Colorado, where he made history by becoming only the fourth African-American in U.S. history elected as a state’s second chief executive, and now practices law there.

In 2001, Rogers received the Trumpet Award from Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting system, one of the nation’s most prestigious honors given in recognition of African-American achievement.

He now brings those credentials to TTU to honor the memory of the late doctor. The program is free and open to the general public.