America remembers Martin Luther King, Jr. as a man who valued humanity. Despite the hatred he saw in the world, he aimed to alter the unfairness. Rather than through further violence, MLK called for a peaceful resistance of prejudice, and instilled hope in the souls of the worn down through speeches such as “I Have a Dream” and marches throughout the great cities of America. He is a man to be remembered.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and in celebration of his life’s work and achievements, on January 22, the College of Charleston will host a Peace March. This event marks the eighty fifth birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15) as well as the day set aside by the United States (January 20) to honor one of the her most compassionate citizens. This event will feature some of the Charleston community’s own figures, such as Reverend Lisa Hawkins and John Bello-Ogunu. Charleston Development Academy’s Singing Eagles Concert Ensemble and the College of Charleston’s Gospel
Choir will perform at the rally. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech, “I Have a Dream” will also be screened in order to remind those in attendance the importance of hope even in the face of hatred.
WHEN: January 22, 5:00 pm
The College of Charleston’s Cougar Mall
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
TICKETS: This event is free and open to students and the public alike.