McCain’s cousin to speak at MCC’s Citywide Tribute

FLINT — Dr. Lillie McCain, MCC instructor and cousin to Sen. John McCain, will keynote the 33rd annual Citywide Tribute, “Dream Keepers Encouraging Future Leaders,” honoring the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The dinner celebration will be held Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Sarvis Center. Corporate sponsorships are available and include a round dinner table for eight individuals for $240. Individual tickets are $30 per person.

Birth records indicate Dr. McCain shares a family lineage with U.S. Sen. John McCain, despite the obvious difference in the color of their skin. John McCain is white; Lillie McCain is black. Since the discovery, Dr. McCain has spoken publicly about the family connection in hopes of helping to erase cultural boundaries. It has been reported that John McCain has publicly denied the connection despite proof presented in 2000. His brother, Joe McCain, however, appeared with Lillie on the Mott campus in 2009 to discuss their common family heritage.

Due to limited seating, reservations are required to attend the Citywide Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Corporate sponsorship reservations must be made by Jan. 5. Individual reservations by Jan. 6.

Reservations: Call 810-762-0425. — G.G.

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