Celebrating the Life and Dreams of Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 21, 2019

The dream lives on.

To celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Black Student Union (BSU) welcomed the Trinity community to Ozinga Chapel Auditorium for our annual ceremony commemorating the life and legacy of the great civil rights leader.

Through songs, readings, speeches, and video, Trinity students, visitors, faculty, and staff reflected on the progress that has been made, and the work that must still be done.

“We must not let fear and intimidation discourage us,” said Ladarius Beale ’21, president of the BSU. “Whatever it takes, we must see the dream come to fruition.”

The celebration continued with soul food in the Dining Hall for lunch. The BSU is also planning several events to commemorate Black History Month in February, with more details to follow soon.

In an email to the Trinity community, Pres. Kurt Dykstra also encouraged everyone to follow the example of Dr King. “Being better requires people marked by fortitude, faith, and maturity,” he noted. “It requires a society and culture led and influenced by such people.  In this, Dr. King’s words and witness offer a marked contrast to the ugliness we so often experience today and something radically different to the greater ugliness he experienced in his life.”