EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Throughout Monday 6 News has been telling you about different events happening to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
On Monday afternoon hundreds of Michigan State University students gathered for a march to commemorate King’s legacy.
People from all over the area came together to celebrate unity and King’s message. Attendees told 6 News their goal in this march was to keep the dialog going and while things are much better now than in the 60’s, there’s still more work to be done.
“This is an opportunity for the Michigan State University community to come together and reflect on the life and legacy of King but also to consider what are today’s civil rights issues, what are today’s human rights issues that impact whether it’s our student community whether it’s our faculty community and our staff,” said Paulette Granberry Russell, senior advisor to the president for diversity, MSU.
There were so many people at Monday’s event that even the MSU ball room couldn’t hold everyone.