ECU Group Marks Dr. King's Birthday

The Organization of African American staff at ECU held a pot luck lunch at the Willis building in downtown Greenville Friday to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

Over 100 ECU staff and faculty members gathered to enjoy fellowship and food from area restaurants. Historical books, publications, and document compilations about Dr. King were on display as well.

The entire university community was invited to drop by and enjoy the food and examine the history over their lunch hour.

While January 15th is Dr. Kings actual birthday, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday will be observed Monday, January 18th.


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  • by Tina Location: Greenville on Jan 19, 2010 at 01:23 PM
    I actually attended this event and it was very nice. Someone came and played the saxophone and keyborad. WITN, what happened to the pictures taken that day?
  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Jan 18, 2010 at 04:34 PM
    Blah blah blah... You know what else makes no sense? If MLK was so pro-education, why are schools closed instead of the kids being in school, BEING EDUCATED? Answer me THAT.
  • by roughrider83 on Jan 16, 2010 at 05:18 PM
    Have a Kool-Aid on us, peaches. Don't forget those lottery tickets.
  • by Guess on Jan 16, 2010 at 12:04 PM
    I still celebrate March 10th.
  • by peaches on Jan 16, 2010 at 10:35 AM
    Larry,Bubba and all others that seem to be having a hard time understanding Dr.King is being observed do even worry your minds, he is being observed and that's a done deal,there is no need to argue about this great man let him rest in peace. There are a lot of people that have hard times understanding things and it's okay somethings just don't absorbed to some people. LET FREEDOM RING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Dr.King, your dream forever lives.
  • by citizen Location: winterville on Jan 16, 2010 at 06:58 AM
    Why is this even an issue? We have been celebrating his birthday for years and now after Obama becomes president people have issues. If you want to know what he did and why we celebrate his birthday, how about researching his life instead of making comments that really do not make sense. That's what is wrong with Americans today, they do not and will not understand African American history or any other minority groups because it is not taught in school. Instead of worrying about this holiday worry, donate, and pray for the people who are suffering in Haiti.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 16, 2010 at 06:09 AM
    I agree V.o.d., the black community isn't covering or celebrating any other race or leaders but their own. It's just not right in God's eyes. MLK wouldn't approve of this. Abraham Lincoln was a Christian man B. He showed compassion, the same compassion that God has by setting slaves free. I knew it was wrong and fought many opposers while abolishing slavery. Hey, are you going to blame one man for the price of freedom? How rediculous.
  • by Victim of discrimination on Jan 16, 2010 at 04:41 AM
    The black community continues to disappoint the memory of Dr. King. I do not believe he would approve of the NAACP's actions that use equality to hurt others. False accusations are sometimes used in hurtful actions. Employers are afraid of the actions of this group. His believe was equality for all. I encourage the NAACP to look at the equality of all of God's children in each situation. That would be a true tribute to his memory.
  • by B Location: NC on Jan 16, 2010 at 03:57 AM
    Thank him? He was and is part of the problem. Abe Lincoln? Mass murderer, killed 660,000 people and destroyed a good country!The war was not about slavery it was about taxes, the yankees wanted to tax the south with a ileagal tax, free the slave was another blow to the south.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 16, 2010 at 03:52 AM
    I liked what he said about Not Judging somebody for the color of thier Skin but by the content of thier character.This leaves me to believe if he were alive today he would be humiliated by the way most black people act in this society.Over one hundred people? Thats not very many.Must not have been enough free food to go around.By the way there is only one other single man that this country celebrates a holiday and that is Jesus.I dont know how our government can compare the two.There was a lot greater men in history than this guy.
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