MU celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A logo for "Spoken Word," an MU event celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today at 7 p.m., I hope everyone will attend our annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy.

This year’s theme is “Spoken Word: Facing the Challenges of Tomorrow” and features keynote speaker Ashley M. Jones, Alabama’s poet laureate. This all-virtual event is a chance for our community to come together and reflect on Dr. King’s mission, timeless teachings and inspiring example.

During the event, we’ll also honor a Boone County resident or group with the MLK Community Award for extraordinary leadership in furthering the goal of achieving greater diversity in the community.

— Mun