Campus gathers to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s teachings of peace, unity and love

The MU Gospel Choir sang “I need you to survive” at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the Alumni Memorial Union.

In his musical tribute to King, the composer Don Henry penned the following lines:

“To fight a fight without a fist

All human instinct puzzles this

How dare you threaten our existence                  

Mahatma Gandhi, Jesus Christ

History repeats itself so nice

Consistently we are resistant

To love…”

Loving and Gracious God,

God’s beautiful and graced world is still marred by racism and injustice. Yet God gives us times and ceremonies like this celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to revere his gift of Dr. King and his call for us to live from our better selves, as human beings, people of faith, and citizens of this nation.

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  • Tyce Holmes reads a passage from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech “Where do we go from here?”