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At Colorado Mesa University, we often talk about the importance of being in community with one another. What we’re really talking about is our ability to come together in times of comfort as well as controversy. Few have welcomed the challenge as gracefully as Martin Luther King Jr. He showed the world that to contribute to a community in a meaningful way, critical thinking and a good moral character is how we get there. 

To honor the life and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Colorado Mesa University joined civic leaders and the broader community in downtown Grand Junction on January, 17. Speeches and proclamations were read by local government officials and Black Citizens and Friends President David Combs. The crowd marched with roses to Handy Chapel, Grand Junction’s historically Black church, where CMU President John Marshall and CMU Coordinator of Inclusivity Ta'lor Jackson gave remarks. The theme of this year’s commemorative event was mirrored after Dr. King's quote, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?" 


Written by Staff