Area college students celebrate Dr. Martin Lutheran King Junior DayMoorhead, Minn. (WDAY TV) - Concordia was the only tri-college with classes today, on Dr. Martin Lutheran King Junior Day.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
To celebrate, the college has a jam packed schedule of events from 8-30 this morning until 9-30 tonight. Ta-Nehisi (tah-nah-ha-see) Coates speaks about black history and politics. He spoke about what M-L-K stood for and some of the issues the U-S still battles to this day.
ERIKA SWENSONCoordinated Event: “Kind of taking away the racial issues and problems and making it seem like a collective problem I think was really neat and made students a lot easier to understand issues since like you said our campus is predominately Anglo Saxon, Lutheran, Midwestern.”
Events wrap up tonight with a performance by hip hop artist Manifest.
Martin Luther King's message was carried out today by several NDSU students and organizations. More than 300 NDSU students signed up to volunteer for more than 20 different non profit organizations.
One of those organizations was The Arc Attic Treasures in southwest Fargo. Girls from Alpha Gamma Delta were at the ARC from 9 until 4 today helping to sort merchandise.
COURTNEY SCHAFFPresident, Alpha Gamma Delta: “We had a really good turnout for the event, we had a sign-out sheet and everyone really stepped up and helped out today.”
This is the 3rd year in a row the A-G-D sorority has participated in the event.