Honoring Martin Luther King Junior

In order to honor a civil rights leader, one community here in the east took to the streets.

Songs of freedom rang out on top of College Hill as singers harmonized the start of unity.

On Monday night over one hundred students of East Carolina gathered to hold a candlelight vigil to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, and his civil rights achievements.

Students marched step-by-step from College Hill to the Mendenhall Student Center to raise awareness for equality.

One of the messages of unity Monday night was to urge students to wear red on Tuesday for the victims of Haiti.

A fundraiser will take place from 10 to 3 PM on campus to help aid the people of Haiti devastated by the earthquake.

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2010 at 10:04 AM
    I wasn't trying to find something because of his color, i was being truthful because of his humanity. We know Thomas Jefferson was an adulterer, we know Kennedy cheated on his wife. But his adultery isn't an opinion it;s a fact. His plagarism isn't an opinion it's a fact. I feel he was a really good man. But i feel we should view him truthfully & not make him into a "god"
  • by MArgarita Location: plymouth on Jan 19, 2010 at 09:01 AM
    i understand that everyone is entitled to they opinion so it is best if you just respect one another. My personal opinion is that DR.MARTIN LUTHER KING is an good man who help our ansector come together as one!! although he made his mistake what human dont, he was an proud man that i thanks god for everyday. if it was not for DR. Martin luther king i dont know where we as people will be today. BUT IT FUNNY HOW PEOPLE ON THIS EARTH LOOK FOR THE BAD IN A PERSON BEFORE THE WILL PRAISE THEM FOR THEIR GREAT ACHIEVEMENT
  • by anonymous on Jan 19, 2010 at 08:31 AM
    just what color is that?
  • by Data Man on Jan 19, 2010 at 08:11 AM
    To Anonymous, you can feel what you want to. Its your right to do so. But you are a self-righteous person. All of us have had some things in our life that is not so pleasing to GOD. You can call him an adulter or not choose to call him a Dr. That is fine but its people like you that are always trying to find something wrong with a person of color. Yes I went there! People like you are always trying to find something wrong with a person of color.
  • by anon Location: wallace on Jan 19, 2010 at 07:50 AM
    may he rest in peace J.E.R.
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Jan 19, 2010 at 06:54 AM
    To the person who has mixed feelings about Dr. King, look at all the great men in the Scriptures. They were murderers, adulterers, drunkards, etc. I'm not saying that makes it acceptable, but I am saying that mankind is weak; however, if people trust in God and keep the faith, He will bless them to do great and mighty things in His name. Praise the Lord!
  • by anon Location: wallace on Jan 19, 2010 at 06:43 AM
    i don't punch a clock thanks to working hard and getting what i got honestly. not through handouts.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2010 at 06:06 AM
    I have mixed feelings about MLK. Can't call him Dr. because he plagarized his dissertation. Have a hard time calling himm Rev. because he was a confirmed adulterer. However, he did bring people together. He said that we should judge not on the color of skin but the content of character. A flawed man, yes. But, he did lead our nation towards finally seeing one another as humans.
  • by irritated Location: nunya on Jan 19, 2010 at 05:50 AM
    Seriously i bet none of you complained about having a day off in his honor, or maybe thats where the problem is, while most of us were off of work, you guys still had to hit that great old time clock...lol
  • by anon Location: wallace on Jan 19, 2010 at 05:27 AM
    who cares, it is just another work day. we dont celebrate it. we dont have to and never will. we honor CHRISTMAS a true savior!!
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