Honoring a Lasting Legacy


Kennesaw State is beginning this semester by celebrating and remembering 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 heartfelt commitment to inclusion is in keeping with Dr. King's promotion of equal education for all.

KSU launched its week of activities honoring Dr. King last Thursday with a virtual keynote address by the Rev. Harold Middlebrook, a retired pastor who worked with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. The Rev. Middlebrook spoke to the theme of the MLK Week of "Building Bridges Not Barriers" with a message of hope for loving and sharing as a way of bridging the divide in society. It was an inspirational event that also included tremendous vocal performances by the KSU Gospel Choir. For those of you who were unable to tune-in, you can watch it here.

Our MLK Week celebration continues this week with multiple worthwhile activities, including a day of community service at various volunteer sites and a virtual reflection on Dr. King’s legacy – "Six Voices Celebrating Dr. King." To see the full schedule of MLK Week events, click here.

While we resume our activities on campus during this challenging period, KSU 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