On January 17th Ashland residents of all colors and backgrounds assembled for the 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. Held at the Historic Ashland Armory, and put on by a slew of community members, SOU staff, faculty and local performers, the day was a celebration of diversity.
Upon arriving at the armory I found a line of people around the block waiting to get in and attend the festivities. Inside the auditorium was filled from side to side with people of all ages and backgrounds eagerly awaiting the celebration of Dr. King. The celebration was led by SOU Professor D.L. Richardson, who has been emcee for the event for the past few years. The celebration included a Spanish reading of MLKs famous “I have a dream” speech by the SOU Latino Student Union, a choir and other local performances to celebrate diversity and acceptance.
It was another successful celebration to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with related events continuing throughout the week, http://goo.gl/Iv5iJ. Did you have a chance to make it to the celebration, what did you think of the event?