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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

January 18, 2017 – by Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware saxophonist Jerry Carmon entertains the capacity crowd January 16 during the 24th annual MLK Breakfast Celebration in OWU’s Benes Rooms. (Photo by Mark Schmitter ’12)

Ohio Wesleyan University and the Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee celebrated King’s legacy January 16 and explored the issue of “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?”

The event, held at OWU, featured remarks by the Rev. Dr. Valerie Bridgeman, founder of Woman Preach Inc. and an associate professor of Homiletics and Hebrew Bible at the Methodist Theological School of Ohio. Bridgeman also is a 2010 inductee into the Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars and Preachers at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

Approximately 400 people attended the OWU celebration – one of the largest crowds in the event’s history. Proceeds will support future MLK Celebration Committee programs, including the MLK Scholarship, awarded annually to one or more outstanding high school graduates from Delaware County schools.

Read reporter Brandon Klein’s coverage of the event, “King’s legacy celebrated at OWU,” in The Delaware Gazette.

View additional photos below.

MLK Day Celebration

MLK Day Celebration

January 16, 2017 | Photos by Mark Schmitter ’12

OWU Campus

OWU Campus

January 5-16, 2017 | Photos by Erin England, Brian Rellinger, and Mark Schmitter ’12

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