Day of Service and Remembrance

Posted on: January 19, 2012

Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 marked the first Day of Service and Remembrance at Tennessee Wesleyan College to honor Martin Luther King.

­To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, The Tennessee Wesleyan College Department of Servant Leadership held a Day of Service and Remembrance.

As part of the Day, special guest speaker, Dr. Fritz G. Polite, Director of the University of Tennessee (I-Lead) Outreach and Global Engagement Program spoke of the legacy of Dr. King in the 21 st century.

TWC Dr. William McDonald also spoke about the power of Dr. King’s words and how they shaped the nation during the civil rights movement.

Later in the day, a discussion panel spoke on the topic, “Would Martin Luther King say we are living in a post racial society?” The overall feel of the panel was while society is moving in the right direction there is still room to improve.

TWC Director of Servant Leadership Mandie Thacker said, “44 years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King his legacy lives on.”