MLK Event Quotes - Wednesday

CQs Freshman Missy Davis Sports Management

Senior Pebble Smith

Junior Jordan Clarkson

Senior Brittany Campbell

Sophomore Storm Ervin

Junior Danyelle Gray

Junior Zachary McGowan

Graduate student Stuart Palley

Graduate student Dan Wang

Ana Compain-Romero Director of University Affaris MLK Event Committee Member

Junior Juan Lewis

Julie Middleton Director of Organizational Development MU Extension

Chris Belcher Superintendent of Columbia Public Schools

"I've been watching Judge Hatchett since I was little. So when I heard she was coming to speak, I wanted to come. She's a good speaker, motivating and uplifting... Dr. King's legacy means everything to me. He is the starting point for where we are now. The lives we have now would have proceeded a lot more slowly without his leadership.

  • Freshman Missy Davis Sports Management

"Dr. King was big on the dream. To me, his legacy focuses on building of the community and serving others...Any institution, not just Mizzou, takes time to fully develop his legacy but Mizzou is doing a really great job."

  • Senior Brittany Campbell International Studies

"(Dr. King's legacy) signifies where we came from and that you can do anything you put your mind to. It only takes one person to stand up for justice and spark a change...I think that Mizzou attempts to (uphold Dr. King's values) but it's not always executed effectively."

  • Junior Danyelle Gray Marketing and Communications

“ MU is trying to exemplify the ideas and teachings of Martin Luther King. They have worked hard to diversify the university and get many things better. But it still has a long way to go... We are all working hard on the way. Even though we have not made it, we are at least in the right direction.”

  • Julie Middleton MU Extension Director of Organizational Development

“His (Martin Luther King’s) legacy is important. He changed the discussion on racial equality and he changed a nations’ viewpoint. I think Columbia Public Schools has incorporated the teachings of Martin Luther King into the curriculum. We teach about the civil rights movement, we read literature regarding equality and freedom, we espouse a democracy that is built on the principles of equal access for all citizens."

  • Chris Belcher Superintendent of Columbia Public Schools

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