March 1st Will Speak At Yale, Keynote 1st Annual ‘Woman of Fire’ Awards Dinner


Hartford, CT, February 17, 2014: Regina Roundtree, the Founder of CT Black Republicans & Conservatives, announced today that Dr. Alveda King, the niece of famed civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, will be spending the day speaking in New Haven on March 1st at both Yale University and will be the Keynote speaker at the 1st Annual “Women Of Fire” Awards Dinner at Anthony’s Ocean View.




A former college professor who served in the Georgia State House of Representatives, and a strong conservative voice, and a staunch defender of unborn children, Dr. Alveda King is a recipient in 2011 of the Life Prize Award, the Cardinal John O’Connor Pro-Life Hall of Fame Award from the Legatus organization and the Civil Rights Award from Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), both in 2011. Dr. King is the full-time Pastoral Associate of African-American Outreach for the Roman Catholic pro-life group, Priests for Life and once served as a Senior Fellow at the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, a conservative Washington, D.C. think-tank. She is the founder of, “King for America,” and the author of five books on a variety of issues.




“Dr. King is a black Republican and a Civil Rights Activist.” said Regina Roundtree, the Founder of CT Black Republicans & Conservatives, “Her presence in CT as, “Black History Month” ends and, “Women’s Month” begins is a statement by the CT Republican Party that it’s serious about rebranding its image.”




On Saturday morning March 1st, there will be a ‘Conversation on Civil Rights…Then and Now’ on the campus of Yale which is free and open to the public.  That evening, Dr. King will keynote our 1st Annual ‘Woman of Fire’ Awards Dinner at Anthony’s Ocean View.” Ms. Roundtree said.




Those to be honored at the, “Woman of Fire” event include, Crystal Wright, editor and publisher of the blog “Conservative Black Chick,” and Pat Longo, who served as Vice-Chair of the CT Republican Party for 14 years, is the CT National Committeeman to the Republican National Committee (RNC) and a delegate coordinator to the RNC for Connecticut.




Further Information and tickets for both events can be found at





For more information contact CT-BRAC Pres., Regina Roundtree at or 860-593-8483


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