Above, Martin Luther King III speaks to a packed Huff Concert Hall on the campus of Methodist University.
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Martin Luther King III, the oldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, was MU’s guest speaker at the 2020 Spring Convocation. Mr. King serves as an ambassador of his parents’ legacy of nonviolent social change and brought a message titled, “You Are Part of the Dream” to faculty, staff and students in Huff Concert Hall on Feb. 3rd. “You are not only part of the dream, you also are part of the movement to make it a reality. These young people, and college students in general, have a major role to play just as they did in the historic modern civil rights movement," said King. Mr. King encouraged the audience to vote in the upcoming election and said, "use the power of the ballot to improve your lives." King's speech covered several topics which included the importance of Black History Month and envisioning a country no longer divided by race; a vision remanence of his father. King pointed to what he thinks is an example of what America can become. "When a tragedy such as a hurricane hits, you see Americans pitch in and help. No one ever ask, what color you are, what sexual orientation you are, or what political affiliation you're with— that's the real America, that's America at its best." After his speech, Mr. King sat down with Dr. Stanley Wearden and answered the president’s questions. Afterwards, Dr. Wearden presented Mr. King with a gift from the University.
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