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.
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.
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.