Honoring MLK

A candlelight vigil and march held on campus Jan. 17 honored the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at ECU (pictured above). Following the march, participants enjoyed a short program and performance by the ECU Gospel Choir. On Jan. 19, acclaimed writer Kevin Powell presented, “Looking for Martin; Dr. King’s Dream in the 21st Century,” as keynote speaker for the Celebrating the Dream event on campus. Considered one of the country’s most influential voices, Powell is the author of 10 books including “Open Letters to America,” a collection of essays that examines American leadership, politics and social issues in the era of Barack Obama. Additional events surrounding the university’s celebration of MLK Day included a Day of Service, in which members of the ECU community joined together in volunteer service throughout the area. Pictured below, an ECU volunteer helps out the Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina by exercising one of their animals. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)