ST. CLOUD -- St. Cloud State University's first ever Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast is underway this morning (Monday).

More than 400 students and community members filled the Atwood Ballroom to honor King's legacy.

Attendees heard inspiring music, prayers and readings from local artists, musicians and faith leaders.

Event organizer, Dexter Stanton says it was his vision to get the St. Cloud area more involved in honoring King.

"The St. Cloud area had not been doing much on the day. It was like a free day. So we decided we wanted to do something. This is a day of action...this is about giving back to the community."

Keynote speaker, Donna Brazile joined the group via simulcast from the Minneapolis General Mills Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast.

Brazile is a CNN commentator and an adjunct professor at Howard University. There is a panel discussion following Brazile's presentation.

Prior to the breakfast students in fifth through eighth grade had the opportunity to participate in The Dexter R. Stanton Coloring Contest. The entries are on display at event.

High school and college students who participated in the Stanton Essay Contest have their work on display as well.

See a video of the event below.