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Video: MLK Memorial Bus Trip

 

 
As a part of Lehigh's 2013 celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Lehigh University students, staff, and community members visited the MLK memorial and other historical sites in Washington, DC. The bus trip was organized by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
 
"It's not really site-seeing per se," said Sam Hodges '13. "We're here to look at the monuments, but we're also here to process things in the context of Martin Luther King's vision for the country. We're incorporating the themes of social justice and other things that King advocated for."
 
The trip was a part of a week-long slate of events centered on the theme "Old Challenges. New Realities." On Thursday, award-winning journalist Michele Norris delivered the keynote speech at this year's MLK convocation, where she urged students to learn more about their heritage. Earlier in the week, students, faculty and staff members shared personal experiences and discussed how King has influenced their lives at the "Reflections" program in Baker Hall.
 
Video by Karl Brisseaux '11. Photos by Christa Neu. 
 

 
To learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. Week 2013: Old Challenges. New Realities, visit the official website. Follow The Office of Multicultural Affairs on Twitter @OMA_LU, and follow Lehigh at @LehighUNews

Story by Karl Brisseaux '11

Posted on Friday, February 08, 2013

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