The annual Martin Luther King Jr. assembly was held in Spangenburg Auditorium on Jan. 31. Organized by the Student Executive Council Diversity Commissioners, the assembly featured civil rights activist, Bruce Hartford, as the key speaker. “The main purpose of the assembly was to celebrate the triumphs of the Civil Rights Movement and acknowledge its continuing legacy,” Diversity Commissioner Natasha Allen said.
At the assembly, Hartford conveyed the importance for youth to stand up to social injustices and civil inequalities. In addition, Hartford included his experiences with King, as well as his belief that the late reverend would have supported the recent Occupy movement.