About

About

MLK Dream Team Purpose

At the heart of Dr. King’s philosophy was the concept of service.  He sought to forge the common ground on which people from all walks of life could join together as equals to address important community issues. The MLK Dream Team is the coming together of a diverse group of volunteers to promote the ideologies of Dr. King.

The purpose of the MLK Dream Team is to stimulate, promote and foster harmonious relationships among all people; to provide a venue for candid dialogue; to develop and sponsor community activities and educational programs for youth and adults; to promote and facilitate services for those in need through a network of organizations; to dispel racial stereotypes and intolerance; and to be an activist for non-violent social change.

History

The Martin Luther King Dream Team was founded in 2003 by Beatrice “Bea” Moten-Foster. Bea was a civil rights icon who participated in the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama, and later moved to Muncie, Indiana, where she founded the Muncie Coalition of 100 Women, and organized the first Muncie Black Expo and citywide celebration of Black History Month. Among her many awards and distinctions includes the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, Indiana’s highest civilian designation. Bea remains a legend in the city of Muncie. Her legacy fuels the MLK Dream Team and inspired the iconic Freedom Bus, which was named “Miss Bea” in her honor.

MLK Dream Team: Officers

Chair

WaTasha Barnes Griffin, YWCA

Vice Chair

Yvonne Thompson, City of Muncie Human Rights Commission

Treasurer

Becki Clock, Retired, Christian Ministries

Secretary

Beth Messner, Ball State University Department of Communication

Immediate Past Chair

Susan Fisher, Muncie Public Library

Board Members

  • LaKeyta Brown, Open Door Health Services
  • Kay Walker, Center Township Trustee
  • Seth Davidson, Ivy Tech Community College
  • Beth Quarles, Future Choices
  • Mary Dollison, Retired Teacher, Community Leader, Whitely Neighborhood Community Council
  • Keith Doudt, A Better Way of Delaware County
  • Ginny Nilles, Retired, Muncie Public Library
  • Terry Whitt Bailey, City of Muncie
  • Rhonda Ward, Muncie Community Schools
  • Jim Flatford, United Way of Delaware County
  • DiLynn Phelps, Muncie Community Schools, NAACP
  • Ed McNeary, Retired from Automotive Industry, Community Leader, NAACP
  • Marily Carey, Retired Teacher and Community Leader