Dunham to Keynote Springfield’s MLK, Jr. Observance Day Service


Chester Dunham
Chester Dunham

Local radio talk show personality, Chester Dunham, will be the keynote speaker at the Springfield, Georgia, Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Day Association Annual Breakfast Worship Service, the Effingham County Complex, on Monday, January 19, 2009, 7:30 a.m.

Dunham is a catalyst for positive change. Locally, statewide and nationally. He was born in Harris Neck, Georgia and raised in Darien–the center of McIntosh County–the homeplace of the infamous Tunis Campbell, a freed slave, strategist and community warrior. The comparisons of these two men are that they both represent the strength and courage of a people with a purpose, unity, tenacity and strength. He received his early education from the McIntosh County school system. He later moved to Detroit and attended Cass Technical College. Dunham garnered an avid attraction to the labor movement and decided to attend the George Meany Labor Studies Institute in Silver Springs, Maryland. He received a Certificate of Excellence in Labor Law Studies.

Dunham is currently employed at ILA Local 1414 and as Safety Director of the International Longshoreman’s Association, Local 1414 , Savannah, Georgia. Over the years he has fortified his work in the labor movement with his continued involvement in labor law that governs unions and its management. He has served in numerous capacities within the Local 1414.

Dunham is the President of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute. He was also a founding board member of the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum.

Dunham is the founder and host of The Dunham Report, a weekly radio talk show heard on Savannah’s WSOK, 1230 AM, Saturday nights at 7pm-8pm.

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