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Martin Luther King Jr.


Photo and story by Anthony Merriweather / MTSU Seigenthaler News Service “Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!” belted Mavis Staples during her Which Stage set. The crowd joyfully responded, much to her liking. “Sounds like ya’ll ready,” she said warmly. Her band looked to one another in affirmation and began to jam. Soon after, Staples ordered her …

Photo courtesy of Biography.com  Story by Rachael Anne Keisling / Contributing Writer  Civil rights activist Leslie McLemore and Southwest Minnesota State University professor Jeff Kolnick reflected on the legacy that Martin Luther King Jr. left behind in the Business and Aerospace Building State Farm Room on Thursday. The presentation covered King’s college graduation, involvement with …

Photo courtesy of WhiteHouse.gov Of all the civil rights leaders that have spoken for generations of underprivileged people, the words of Martin Luther King Jr. have always resonated with me the most. His deeply moving messages are felt in the hearts and minds of Americans today, and I believe they will be felt for generations to …

Photo and story by William Green / Contributing Writer Southern Poverty Law Center Director of Outreach Lecia Brooks provided the MTSU Scholars Week Keynote Address, which focused on the current state of hate, bias and discrimination in America, in the Keathley University Center Theater on Wednesday evening. Brooks began her speech, titled “The Rhetoric of …

Photo and story by KeWana McCallum / Contributing Writer The Murfreesboro branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast celebration on Saturday in the Tennessee Room of the James Union building. Guest speakers included Fox 17 news reporter Justin McFarland, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland, MTSU …

Photo by Caleb Revill / MTSU Sidelines MTSU students and alumni were invited to the Tucker Theater on campus Monday to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with guest speakers and a candlelight vigil. The event was an MTSU Connection Point, hosted in partnership between MTSU’s Intercultural Diversity Affairs Center and …