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Save the Date for MLK Day 2014!

Columbus State's 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration will take place on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, 4th floor WD.

Donna BrazileThe featured speaker will be Donna Brazile, an American author, academic, and political analyst who is vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. She was the first African-American to direct a major presidential campaign, acting as campaign manager for Al Gore in 2000.

After graduating from Louisiana State University, Brazile worked for several advocacy groups in Washington, D.C., and was instrumental in the successful campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a federal holiday.

Brazile is a weekly contributor and political commentator on CNN's The Situation Room and American Morning and in CNN's Election Coverage. In addition, she is a contributing writer for Ms. Magazine and was a columnist for Roll Call. Brazile is also founder and managing director of Brazile and Associates and a contributor to NPR's Political Corner and ABC News. In 2004, Simon and Schuster published Cooking with Grease, Brazile's memoir of her life and work in politics. Brazile also guest-starred in three episodes of The Good Wife as herself.