Dr. Robert Ingram Feted with two Tributes

February 8, 1999
For Immediate Release
Contact: Suzanne Matthews
Fax: 305-995-2722

MIAMI - Miami-Dade County School Board Member Dr. Robert B. Ingram recently received two tributes in honor of his outstanding record of community service.

United Teachers of Dade recognized Dr. Ingram at its annual Rev. Martin Luther King Black Caucus Celebration. Dr. Ingram, chair of the Florida Martin Luther King Institute for Nonviolence, was hailed as a unique and creative trailblazer who promotes excellence in spiritual, political, cultural, civic, economic, social, and educational endeavors.

In his response, Dr. Ingram paid tribute to the late Rev. King, calling on the audience to achieve the civil rights leader's "dream of brotherly and sisterly love."

Dr. Ingram also was honored by schools in the Miami Carol City Senior High School feeder pattern. Among the talented students from each school who performed were two of Dr. Ingram's granddaughters, Miami Carol City elementary students Jacquesha Key, who sang "His Eye is on the Sparrow," and Diayana Johnson, a member of her school's award winning drill team.

Dr. Ingram described his progress from high-school dropout to School Board member. He ended his presentation with school principals and other memebers of the audience joining in an inspirational chant urging students to stay in school and to excel.

To contact Dr. Ingram, please call 305-995-1340 or e-mail