Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrates Dr. King’s legacy and reminds us of all of our continuing efforts to realize his dream of an equal and just world. Each year, the college celebrates this revered day by co-sponsoring a Dr King Memorial Walk. Recognizing the need to help keep our community as safe and healthy as possible, the community will virtually remember Dr. King with a special celebration video, which will be available on the college’s Facebook page on Monday, January 18.
Director of Diversity and Inclusion Robbi Barber has spearheaded the Martin Luther King Jr. Day event for over 15 years and is delighted to once again celebrate Dr. King’s impact this year. “We recognize the need to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy as well as to stay as safe and healthy as possible,” said Barber. “We are delighted to be able to celebrate this special day in a different way again this year. “
The video celebration will feature several local leaders including Mayor Tom Prather, Scott County Executive Judge Joe Pat Covington, Reverend Chester Palmer, Miss Camille Overstreet, GC President Will Jones and Miss Olivia Coleman. The music will be performed by GC music teacher Marlin McKay.
In addition to music and remarks from local leaders, the event will also include memorabilia and celebrations from several members of the community, as well as high school and college students. “Dr. King’s dream of all people working together to build a stronger nation and world is worth achieving, and this event will remind us all of Dr. King’s dream,” Barber said. will serve as an encouragement as we continue to work to achieve this. “
Viewers can tune into Georgetown College’s Facebook page at 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, January 18 for the video celebration.