Five Towns College Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we pause to remember a great man with a great vision.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an advocate for equal, fair and civil rights for men & women of all colors and situations in life. His vision of a united nation formed as a young man and scholar throughout his life but, especially, during his higher education years. Dr. King earned a sociology degree from Morehouse College, attended Crozer Theological Seminary and completed his Ph.D. at Boston University.
He endeavored on a path for social change combining his theological background with his passion for racial equality. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an intelligent visionary. His lifetime efforts furthering causes of equal justice and non-violence for African Americans pushed these issues into the mainstream; ultimately, setting the stage for U. S. Constitutional amendments for equal rights, voting rights and the Civil Rights Act.
As members of a higher education community, students and faculty alike should cherish these years. The opportunity to educate, help, advise, counsel and inspire young adults during the learning process is empowering. And, that’s what it is all about after all.
So, let’s remember a great man, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was a leader for civil rights, an intelligent visionary, and a man who possessed passion to do good and help others. His life was taken away too early. Let’s learn some of the lessons of his life and remember him today.