Today, MBU honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. around the national theme of “The Urgency of Creating the Beloved Community.”
With classes on the main campus cancelled, MBU offered opportunities throughout the day for faculty, staff, and students to reflect, get involved, and serve others.
“It is important to celebrate Martin Luther King Day because we need to keep his legacy alive, especially with what has been going on in America recently,” said Adele Beaucicot ’23.
Her classmates Crystal McIver and Lakeje Bekuretsion agreed.
“The celebration of this day is important due to what Martin Luther King means to the standard that the United States should hold itself to,” Bekuretsion said. “Especially with this year’s racial tensions, it is urgent we remember what this day stands for in America.”
“It is important to have representation on our campus not only in terms of diversity, but also in who we give our appreciation to,” McIver said.
Though the COVID pandemic prevented large in-person gatherings, virtual workshops and services brought the community together to pay tribute to King and contribute to the ongoing struggle for racial and social justice.