Honoring Dr. King

Jordan Carson performs his artistic expression during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Prayer Breakfast last Saturday at Memorial Park Community Center. PHOTO BY DAVE ONGIE
Herb Greenlee presented honors to four ETSU faculty members, including Joy Fulkerson (above) and Nathnael Tadesse (below). PHOTOS BY DAVE ONGIE

This past week offered several opportunities for those in our community to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Milligan kicked off a five-day observance by honoring a new class of Leaders in Christian Service. Milligan students participated in a variety of service projects through Monday’s holiday to honor Dr. King.

Members of the Milligan volleyball team and the school’s GOAH Diversity program helped build walls that will be placed in a Habitat for Humanity home that will be constructed in the spring.

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast was held on Saturday morning at the Memorial Park Community Center. Bishop William M. Holloway of Chattanooga was the keynote speaker at the interfaith event, and four ETSU faculty members – Joy Fulkerson, Dr. Keith Johnson, Nathnael Tadesse and Laura Terry – received honors during the event.

A group of ETSU students helped install insulation on Monday morning inside a pair of homes being constructed by Holston Habitat for Humanity on St. Clair Street in Johnson City. PHOTO BY DAVE ONGIE
A Milligan student helps build an interior wall while volunteering with Holston Habitat for Humanity on Monday.

On Monday, the McKinney Center replaced its annual Peace Walk down Jonesborough’s Main Street with an indoor Peace Talk due to the cold temperatures. Students from ETSU observed the holiday by volunteering to work at a Habitat for Humanity home that is currently under construction near campus.

Meanwhile, Carver Recreation Center and ETSU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs partnered to bring a free MLK Story Time event to children in the community. The event featured crafts, music and stories.

Monday was capped off with the annual MLK dinner at Carver Recreation. Pastor Pamela L. Hoard of Rogersville was the special guest speaker. Darrell “Pappy” Crowe and Dr. Angela Lewis were both added to Carver’s Wall of Fame during the dinner.


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