Morehouse To Host Inauguration of Keisha Lance Bottoms as 60th Mayor of Atlanta On Jan. 2

Date Released: December 29, 2017

Media Contact: D. Aileen Dodd
Senior Media and Public Relations Manager
Morehouse College
404-735-6736, cell


Ceremony to include inauguration of Atlanta City Council President, Councilmembers, and Municipal Court Judges


Mayor-Elect Keisha Lance Bottoms
Atlanta City Council President-Elect Felicia Moore
Atlanta City Councilmembers-Elect
Atlanta Municipal Court Judges
Ambassador Andrew Young, Morehouse College Board Trustee 


The inauguration ceremony and swearing-in for Mayor-Elect Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta City Council President-Elect Felicia Moore and Atlanta City Councilmembers-Elect will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College on Tuesday, January 2 at 1 p.m. 


Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Media using equipment to photograph, broadcast, or record event must report by 8 a.m. for security sweep.
The inauguration begins at 1 p.m.


Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College
830 Westview Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30314


Media must RSVP by Friday, December 29 to Media credentials are limited to two per outlet and not all requests can be accommodated. 

All media should arrive on the Lee Street side of Morehouse College. Enter the campus from Westview Drive. The media parking pass check-in table will be located on the right of the traffic circle on Westview Drive. Media outlets must stop, check in, and pick up their parking passes. Media will then be directed to the media parking location. 
Media credentials will be distributed from the media table inside the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel. All media must have a Morehouse College Press Credential while they are on campus. Following the event, media should return their Morehouse College Press Credential to staff working the media table in King Chapel.


About Morehouse College 

Ranked America’s fifth “Most Entrepreneurial College” by Forbes Magazine in 2015, Morehouse College is the nation’s largest liberal arts college for men. Founded in 1867, the College enrolls approximately 2,200 students and is the nation’s largest producer of black men who go on to receive doctorates. Historically, Morehouse also has conferred more bachelor’s degrees on black men than any other institution in the world. Morehouse College is one of the two top producers of Rhodes Scholars among HBCUs. Prominent alumni include: Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General; Shelton “Spike” Lee, award-winning American filmmaker; Maynard H. Jackson, the first African American mayor of Atlanta; and Jeh Johnson, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. Morehouse currently has more than 16,000 alumni in 40 states and 14 countries. 

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Last Modified: December 29, 2017, 15:12 PM, by: Kara Walker

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