Celebrating a Lasting Legacy


This week we celebrate and remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King inspired change through non-violence and in doing so helped alter hearts and minds. He and other members of the civil rights movement encouraged progress for a nation of people seeking to live meaningful lives.

It is important that KSU honors his life and that for which he stood. Kennesaw State's commitment to diversity and inclusion is in keeping with Dr. King's promotion of equal education for all.

Last week, we kicked off the MLK celebration with our 2nd annual Dr. King Legacy Luncheon, which featured guest speakers, remarks by campus leaders and a performance by the KSU Gospel Choir. Then on Monday, for the 25th anniversary of the national MLK Day of Service, students volunteered at sites all around the Atlanta area to improve their community in the spirit of Dr. King's legacy.

Today, beginning at noon on the Kennesaw Campus, members of the KSU community will gather for a reflection on Dr. King's legacy – "Six Voices: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 60 Minutes." There will also be a film screening on the Marietta Campus tonight, a poetry slam on Thursday, and a showcase of readings and media on display at both campus libraries through this week. A list of these events can be found at: https://ccc.kennesaw.edu/community-engagement/mlk.php.

In the spirit of Dr. King's legacy, our university will continue to remain true to its principles as we work to provide the best educational experience possible for all of our students. I encourage you all to engage in this weeklong celebration for Dr. King and take the bold steps to live a life worth celebrating.

Pamela Whitten


Written By Whitten